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Eharo mask from Elema culture of Papua New Guinea in Muséum de Toulouse.
The eharo masks were wore during ritual dances, before formal sacred rituals. They were intended to be humorous figures, dancing with groups of women to the amusement of all.

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Eharo mask from Elema culture of Papua New Guinea in Muséum de Toulouse.
The eharo masks were wore during ritual dances, before formal sacred rituals. They were intended to be humorous figures, dancing with groups of women to the amusement of all.

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