The displays are kept a secret until the end of the festivities.
Since the late 19th century, they have been sold to outsiders and are no longer considered active after the ceremonies.
Though initiation to the society is the main purpose of the ceremonies, the men of the village, who have achieved power through theAccumulation of wealth, use this period to call up the spirits represented by the masks, who have the authority to settle disputes.
Political power is underscored by their appearance.
They used to have the power of life and death.
The masks represent the spirits of the Tolai people and the Duke of York Islands.
Local stories in 1990.
The initiations return to the village from the bush after the appearance of the Mother and Duk Duk masks.
The Tubuan mask has a tall conical shape with white circles around it's eyes.
The green leaf skirt is a very sacred part of the mask, which is made from painted bark cloth, various fibers, and feathers.
The majority of Micronesia's islands are small, low-lying coral atolls, but some are volcanic in origin.
The eastern islands are related to Polynesia in many ways, while the west is related to Melanesia.
The Marshall Islands are known as the Micronesians.
They are 75 x 75 cm.
In other parts of the Pacific, tattooing and performative arts are important to life.
Sailors from the Mar canals will use the sun and breakwaters 15 feet high and 35 feet thick to protect and moon and stars, as well as a detailed understanding of the area from the ocean.
canoes were able to access the ocean island from one of the breakwaters because of the open ocean currents and trade winds.
The kings who ruled from the site used stick charts.
Between the early thirteenth century and the dynasty's politi islands, schematic diagrams of the prevailing ocean currents and buildings atop them were constructed.
The currents are represented by sticks.
The abandoned islands were marked by attached shells when Europeans discovered it in the route.
The arrangement of sticks around a shell indicates that the 19th century was an administrative and a zone of distinctive waves shaped by an island.
The local labor force is able to build this monumental city of navigator without being large.
There is an aesthetic impact on the largest.
The basalt cliffs of the island of Pohn were split into two by heating the pei and using the water to build one of the stones.
Most of the islands are stone architectural complexes that are oriented northeast-southwest.
The southeast coast of Pohnpei has a cooling prevailing winds.
The builders increased the number of stones in the headers courses relative to the stretcher courses as they came to the corners to achieve the sweeping, rising lines.
The outer walls of the structure lead up to a central courtyard with a small tomb, while the interior walls lead up to a staircase.
The settlers of the far-flung islands of Polynesia developed distinctive cultural traditions but also retained linguistic and cultural affinities that reflect their common origin.
Melanesian society was more similar to traditional Polynesian society in that a person's genealogy determined his or her place in society.
The wall height of basalt blocks is sacred because they have more spiritual power.
After 800 ce, New Zealand was settled by an intrepid person.
It was a sacred act.
The process of adapting the Polynesian culture to the cialists was done by master artists.
jadeite in New Zealand was one of the materials that they began to build some of which were con wooden-frame homes, the largest of which was the chief's sidered spiritual power.
The meeting house is open to the public and has an open status and rank.
Quality and beauty were important.
The objects were recorded and preserved.
Created by the mas endure, many were handed down as heirlooms from ter carver Rukupo and his 18 named assistants in generation to generation.
Polynesian religions included many levels of gods, its name refers to the region of New Zealand where it was from creator gods and semidivine hero-gods.
In this area of New Zealand, the meeting house sym were influential in daily life and had to help the tribe's founding ancestor, who was often ored and placated.
In times of trouble, the rafters are the tant projects.
They were carved in stone, wood, and enfolding arms.
The gable mask has a face on it.
Relief places include the Marquesas Islands.
The lower ends of the rafters were often represented by these statues.
The ancestors are placed on sacred ritual sites to support the house.
They were thought to take active ists.
In New Zealand, interest in community affairs and participation in the dis were incorporated into meeting houses.