Mask

Physical description

Painted bark cloth mask. Body of mask is made of a single piece of bark cloth, sewn together at the back of the head with the neck and shoulder portion remaining loose. A round panel stitched to the front is painted with large eyes, thick eyebrows and an open mouth with teeth. A large protruding nose of cloth emerges from the centre of the face. The forehead comes to a peak above the face panel. Two large oblong ears are attached to the piece on either side of the face and angle upwards. The body and head are painted with lines and colour blocks in blue, yellow and brown. The back of the cloth has paint marks from the painting on the front.