"Wakan" headdress. Woven cane and traditional pigments. Abelam people. PNG. Very good condition with strong remaining of pigments and aged patina on the reverse. Pre - 1940. Diam. cm. 30 ( d. 12"). This type of headdress known as "Wakan" or "Notu" or "Du" was used behind the head of men and yam during the public portion of male initiation ceremonies. price on request.