Gable mask

This woven mask is of the type called a 'Gable Mask' and may have been fastened to the facade of the ceremonial men's house. In such a position, large masks represent a female spirit which the building as a whole is said to personify.

Date/Period
Early-mid 20th century
Region
Blackwater, Papua New Guinea
Dimension
Gross measurement: 91.5 x 50.5 cm
Accession No.
WA-0709
Material
Wood
Collection of
Asian Civilisations Museum
Credit Line
Gift of Mr. A.C.Galstawn
Category
Fibre Work