niijaang.uu (Mask)

Physical description

Mask depicting a bird/human face painted with a stylized design of feathers and animal's ear to one side of the forehead. Three carved folds on each cheek. Painted black on the mask's right side over the eye and on the lower forehead, and red on the mask's left side over the eye and on the lower forehead. Irregular spots of red paint over the nose, cheeks and chin, and on the scalloped black edge beside the mask's right eye. The bridge of the nose has a slight bump, and the red-lipped mouth is open to reveal a copper strip that represents teeth.