Harold and Mary Cohen : The Papua New Guinea Slide Collection
Object ID:
6.01.0678.HMC
Place:
Yentchen Village, East Sepik Province, Papua New Guinea
Description:
On the upper story of each haus tambaran (spirit house/men's house), a gable has a large face with, eyes of large shells and bones of various animals decorating the head. The Walesagi of the Gable is usually the face of an ancestor who taught the tribe long ago.



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