Headdress mask of soft wood, carved in a fretwork panel featuring chevron elements, which sits on top of a hemispherical scaffold of bamboo. This is fringed with a vegetable fibre skirt that covers the head. The mask ends in a plume of the same vegetable fibre. The board is painted in ochre and white mineral paints.
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