Female Face Mask

Female Face Mask

c. 1930s

Wood, reeds, plant fiber, burlap, natural fiber (possibly cotton), and colorant

Overall: 21.6 cm (8 1/2 in.)

Gift of Katherine C. White 1978.27



Itinerant Chowke dance maskers entertain, bless, and enlighten communities. This one, representing a young maiden or female ancestor, communicates ideals of feminine beauty.

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