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This type of helmet mask (tatanua) is worn by male dancers in large, multi-village funerary celebrations in central and northern New Ireland (Papua New Guinea). It features a large, arching crest of reddish brown plant fiber and sides decorated with red and blue trade cloth and feathers. The wood face, with straight open mouth and […]
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