Abelam Notu Headdress-New Guinea Art-Oceanic Tribal Art Well, if you were looking for some color in your life here it is. This is a quite large Abelam notu or wakan headdress worn by male initiates as they are presented back into the community as men equipped with magical knowledge and sanctioned by one’s ancestral spirits. This example is exceptional for its size, its very refined construction, the spirit face carved in relief and real signs of age and wear around the circular opening at the base. Piece comes from a Vermont private collection, dates to the mid 20th century, is 53 ½” (136 cm) in height and sells for $6500. Questions?