Fire Dance Mask. From the Baining people of the Gazelle Peninsula
of East Papua New Guinea. The tribesmen spend weeks building these large
and elaborate masks from cane and white backcloth. The features are drawn
on using natural dyes from tree sap and berries. The night of the Fire Dance Ceremony,
the men dance around the fire wearing the masks and often leaping through the flames.
At the end of the night the masks are thrown in the fire and burned.