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Mask (kwinimbila) for Nyau masquerade made of bark fibres covered in mud. Small feathers are pushed through the fibres. Single strip of blue plastic raffia wrapped around fibres.
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Height: 59.50 centimetres
Width: 27.50 centimetres
Depth: 8.50 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 & 1992). Nyau is a men's semi-secret masked association whose major function is to perform masquerades at funerary ceremonies. Mask made by young dancer from Namitet area. Collected in 1992.
- Not on display
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- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
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