mask (dance & live theatre)

Dance mask, red faced protruding eyes, upturned nose, long beard; eyebrows, nose and mouth are black, with white mark on each cheek. Lines of triangles down the beard on a blue ground. Small wooden pegs fit into a hole at each temple. Crest of raffia on a coarse woven fibre base; fring of raffia around the chin and beard. Called 'Madiamba' the male. Larger form of Mbuya (no. 302). Wood used is Musanga Smithii

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