Mask

About this object

History of use

Ibibio mask used in Ekpo masquerades.

Physical description

Black portrait mask with thick purple rattan fringe. The dark brown mask has a rounded top with a brim, two open eyeholes, a long nose bent at a right angle and lips off to the left side of the mask. The back is lined with burlap, secured using small holes around the edge. The thick purple fringe surrounding the mask is also attached using the small holes.