Two-faced sorcerer warns a child to be good.
Tribal law is enforced among Sepik people of New Guinea with ghost shows. Only men and boys who have initiated into clan secrets are supposed to know that this appiration is not a true witch. When discipline is needed, initiates put on costumes and prowl village lanes. They whip dessidents into line with warnings of supernatural punishment.
Human hair ‘grows’ on the top-most head of this figure at Gaikarobi village. Both faces show the long nose esteemed by Sepik people.
Stones mark the boundary of the house tamberan, or men’s clubhouse, where the sorcerer dresses in the dark recesses of the attic. Warriors in old times would also set freshly severed heads of enemies atop of these stones.