mask (dance & live theatre)

Face mask made from an oval piece of leather, with cutouts for eyes and mouth, and the bottom part cut, lapped and stitched to form a chin. Pieces of fringed and pierced leather are attached with string forming facial hair and a crown. The nose is formed of a separate piece of folded leather inserted in a cut and stitched on. Details are painted on in black, red and white pigment.

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