Baining Mask. Northern New Britain, New Guinea. Tapa cloth stretched on light wood frame with natural pigments. These large masks were worn in nighttime dance ceremonies by the Uramot Baining who live in the mountainous interior of the Gazelle Peninsula. Masked men dance near and in a fire set at in the middle the village. Sick children may be carried into the fire for healing, but women may not touch the masks at any time.