Mask

About this object

History of use

Belongs to Tlha'sa.

Narrative

Made for Ed Walkus.

Physical description

Mask (a) depicting a flat face with slightly pointed chin, the area around mouth slightly recessed with protruding red lips. Painted with heavy black eyebrows, blue around the eyes, and red on the nostrils. There is a black painted moustache, a scalloped design in black and red around the mouth area, and a black u-shape with two white circles beside the eyes. The remainder of the face is white. Two bunches of grey, brown and white feathers secured to two wooden sticks with blue string and adhesive white fabric tape (b and c) fit into two holes in the forehead.