Carved wooden Bondres mask of Bujuh, with the face painted brownish orange. The lips, which are pursed as if blowing, are painted red with a black surrounding line. The mask has a snub nose, large staring eyes, and raised eyebrows. The eyebrows and moustache are of animal skin and hair. Vertical lines are painted on the brow. A strip of black brasok is stitched through the mask, representing hair, around the outer edge of the mask to a level with the upper lip. The mask was secured when worn by a band of black rubber tied with string, which passes through a hole in each side of the mask.
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