This is a Fabulous Double Headed Leather Face Crest Headdress Mask from the Ekoi People from Nigeria. Crest masks, often referred to as headdresses, were are attached to basketry caps worn on the top of the head. This mask is made by an artist who carved the form from a single piece of wood and covered it with soft, untanned antelope skin that had been soaked in water for several days. He stretched and tacked the skin into place until it dried and stiffened. Eyes, scarification, and hair were often carved separately and pegged into the finished piece. Before being worn, the headdress was painted or colored, then adorned with metal pieces, wooden pegs, real hair or feathered rods stuck into holes at the top. The mask, which bear the same name as the society that owns them, are worn during funerals, initiations and other events. A wonderful mask to add to our home or collection.
Shows Age and Natural Wear
16 Inches Tall
7 Inches Wide
6 Inches Deep
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