A Dogon mask. The front and back panels are made from dyed dark brown woven fibre, with shells sewn on for decoration. There are two eye holes on the front panel, and green fringing at the bottom of the mask. The crown is crocheted dark brown fibre, with four shells sewn to it. Green fibre is sewn into this material at the sides, and cream coloured threads run parallel across these fibres. A dark brown natural fibre mohican, bound round a stiff base, is attached to the crown. Along this, green plaited string creates a pattern. Some of this string hangs down from the mask. On the top of the mohican are orange and yellow beads, linked together with thread. At the back of the mohican, three metal coins are threaded onto string. There is one coin attached to the front. Blue material is secured to either end of the mohican.

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