Mask, in the form of a tall hood, decorated with a man's face. The hood formed of black felted wool embroidered in cotton and silk (?) and applied with glass and plastic beads, rick-rack, metal-wrapped thread, sequins, mirrors, buttons and Turkish coins. Coloured paper streamers hang from the top of the hood, which is decorated at the sides with waxed paper flowers and roses made of red polyurethane foam.        The three mirrors (to deflect evil spirits) are placed above the face and either side of the nose. Three coins are sewn at the top of the hood, and one between the eyebrows. The openings for the eyes and mouth are lined with red woollen cloth. The silver beads are glass, as are the pale green beads surrounding the upper mirror, the small black plaited beads immediately below this, and the multicoloured beads above the eyebrows. Between these beads is a row of pale green oblong plastic beads; the large pink beads below the face are also plastic. The sequins possibly laminated plastic. At the base of the hood hangs a silvered metal head ornament attached at centre and sides, the central element with a row of birds and dangling chains, flanked by multiple chains with leaf-shaped pendants.         The back of hood covered with pirnted cotton fabrics. Holding the paper streamers in place are, at the top, a white matel coil, and below, two chains, the upper one of white metalk with pearlised glass beads, the lower one of gilded-metal.

Mask, in the form of a tall hood, decorated with a man's face. The hood formed of black felted wool embroidered in cotton and silk (?) and applied with glass and plastic beads, rick-rack, metal-wrapped thread, sequins, mirrors, buttons and Turkish coins. Coloured paper streamers hang from the top of the hood, which is decorated at the sides with waxed paper flowers and roses made of red polyurethane foam. The three mirrors (to deflect evil spirits) are placed above the face and either side of the nose. Three coins are sewn at the top of the hood, and one between the eyebrows. The openings for the eyes and mouth are lined with red woollen cloth. The silver beads are glass, as are the pale green beads surrounding the upper mirror, the small black plaited beads immediately below this, and the multicoloured beads above the eyebrows. Between these beads is a row of pale green oblong plastic beads; the large pink beads below the face are also plastic. The sequins possibly laminated plastic. At the base of the hood hangs a silvered metal head ornament attached at centre and sides, the central element with a row of birds and dangling chains, flanked by multiple chains with leaf-shaped pendants. The back of hood covered with pirnted cotton fabrics. Holding the paper streamers in place are, at the top, a white matel coil, and below, two chains, the upper one of white metalk with pearlised glass beads, the lower one of gilded-metal.
Eu1971,01.316,
AN1337640001

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