The Tolai people of northern New Britain create a greatvariety of ceremonial paraphernalia known collectively aspokopoko, which are worn or carried during dances andother performances. This work is a dance wand (bair).Bair are carried in pairs by men during a dance known askulau (young coconut). However, the name of these objectschanges with their context. They are called bair only when inuse. When not in use, they are kept inside a sacred houseand are called simply pokopoko (ceremonial paraphernalia).Bair and other dance accessories are made, or designed,by tena buai, men and women initiated into the sacredknowledge of music. The central images represent spirits(tabalivana). The spirit image is often highly stylized butmust include at least one recognizable anatomical feature,such as eyes or a limb. In this wand, the spirit is shownnearly complete, with prominent eyes, a slender body, flexedlegs, and out-turned feet with numerous delicate toes.