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Passport Mask (Green)

Passport Mask (Green)

Country of origin
Ivory Coast
Description
As the name suggest, these little colourful masks from Ivory Coast and Cameroon are used in the same way as we use our passports today. Each tribe has its own unique mask or design, which is known and recognised by the other tribes. The passport masks are miniature copies of the family mask and thus If a member from one tribe is travelling and should need to stay over with members of any other friendly tribe, he could easily be identified and made welcome.
Dimensions & Weight
11cm high, 27cm wide, 6cm deep
Material
Wood and pigment