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Shinje Taita or Father Sun mask. Face is long and narrow with a prominent pointed chin. The face is painted red with small black eyebrows. There are holes for eyes, nostrils and mouth. The eyes are deeply set and close together. The nose has a narrow ridge, and the mouth has pursed lips. A headband of alternating squares of green and yellow with red dots extends across the forehead with yellow feathers and a single brown feather extending up from. Two colourful feathers extend down from the headband - one on each temple. There are two holes on either side of the face with a leather strap attached for wearing.

History Of Use

Used for carnival, a time of encounter both with friends and ancestors.

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