mask (dance & live theatre)

Mask with a polychrome wood face, and a band of beading on raffia cloth over the nose. It has ear flaps of raffia cloth, mounted with wooden ears. The hair line is made of glass beads and cowrie shells, with an indigo blue cotton cloth hair cover over raffia cloth. The hair is bound with a red and blue cotton, heart shaped headdress decorated with cowries and glass beads

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