Mask

Physical description

Carved wooden portrait mask. The face is flat and broad, with a small rounded mouth above a prominent pointed beard, with vertical line decoration and two holes in the tip. The nose is small, with two large closed eyes to either side with wide slits for viewing holes. Brows are incised and rounded. Hair is indicated at the top of the mask by a checkered pattern carved into the wood. A series of small, regularly sized holes puncture the bottom portion of face at the edge. A support of crossed bark strips creates a stiff grid at the back of the mask, to which pieces of a canvas-like material are attached to cover the wearers head. Feathers are sewn to the fabric on the right side.