mask (dance & live theatre)

Dance mask made of wood, with a plume of plant fibre that goes down the centre and around the back of the mask. The proper left side of the mask is painted white, and has red textile attached in a spiral pattern. The proper right side is covered with strands of hair or plant fibre that are pigmented white.

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