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The kavat masks from Baining people of New-Britain

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Middle of the night. Large round eyes belonging to a head set on a surprisingly small neck stare at you, while a wide open prognate mouth is obviously about to start a conversation...

Don't panic! This isn’t an encounter of the third kind here, but just the very expressive kavat masks. kavat. These masks are made by a Papuan-speaking group known as the Baining Read More