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Masquerade-costume accessory in form of false breasts made of dark brown and beige patterned wool cloth, padded and sewn to form cones. Strip of doubled synthetic cloth sewn to back of each breast serves to join them, remainder of strap worn around dancer. Strap has narrow strip of synthetic cloth and length of elastic tied around it. Worn by male dancer depicting female character (chitedze).
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Height: 5.70 centimetres
Width: 23.50 centimetres
Depth: 28.40 centimetres
- Curator's comments
For more on Nyau masquerades see de Aguilar, 1996.
For depictions of Nyau masks in Malawi rock art see:
See Collection File Af,1993.09. Collection made by the vendor during periods of fieldwork in Malawi (1985-6,1988,1990 and 1992). Accessory collected in 1992.
- Not on display
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- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
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