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A secular or entertainment masker among the Mende. The masker wears a costume of country cloth and undyed raffia. The headpiece is cone-shaped, covered in red, black and white cloth decorated with mirrors and cowrie shells, crowned at the top with feathers.

  • W.Siegmann & J.Perani, 'Men's masquerades of Sierra Leone and Liberia', Ethnologische Zeitschrift Z├╝rich, 1980, 1, 25-40. [Illustration 8]
  • R.B.Phillips, Representing Woman (Los Angeles 1995), Ch.3.