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A mask, made from recycled materials, comprising a face wearing a brimmed hat. Face made from denim cloth (cotton warp, blue weft; twill). Two eye holes cut through, edged with cream tabby cotton cloth. Eyebrows and moustache made from woollen fleece. Padded, pointed nose and mouth made from red synthetic tabby cloth. White machine stitching around mouth. Hat made from pink and cream synthetic knitted fabric; brim made from blue synthetic knitted fabric. Red tassel at top right corner (as worn). Clusters of ragged cream tabby cotton strips at top and front. Very dirty.
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Length: 54 centimetres
Width: 32 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- From a collection of three masks; two depicting old men, one depicting a gypsy, made by Neculai Popa, and a further unidentified mask made by an anonymous boy. For use in New Year perfomances.
For discussion of New Year's 'old men' masks, see F. Nistor, 'Iarna Maramureseana (Winter in Maramures)', Bucharest 1981.
- Not on display
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- Acquisition notes
- Collected from N. Popa during fieldwork, 03.11.1995 - 29.01.1996.
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
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