mask (dance & live theatre)

Mask, small triangular face in naturalistic style with slit eyes painted in black, red, blue, a blue stripe coming down the middle of the forehead an the nose; the mouth is open, showing white teeth with a gap in the middle. The face is surmounted by a large headdress of feathers attached to a basketry frame, between this and the head is a wooden ridge decorated in yellow , red, white and black paint in triangular design. A long fibre fringe surrounds the whole of the face

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