mask (dance & live theatre)

Full head mask covered in red beads, with features picked out in blue beads. There is cowrie shell decoration on the chin and forehead. The top of the mask is covered with feathers, which have been trimmed to the same length except one longer black feather on the side. There is a row of guinea fowl feathers along the front of the head.

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