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Fig. 18:
Mei Spirit Mask,
Korogo Village, Middle Sepik,
Wood, shells, cassowary feathers, boar tusks & clay, 30

Used in ceremony, Mei masks teach the names of clan
spirits. This is the only mask that can pronounce these
names without invoking their powers. Due to this, it is
only ever handled by the village chief.



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