Red, white and black striped mask and costume made from netted bark

Item

Title

Red, white and black striped mask and costume made from netted bark

Creator

Creator Unrecorded

Subject

Mask
Ceremonial

Description

Made from netted bark, the vest and leggings are striped red, white and black. Belt and skirt, consist of a long continuous fringe of reddish-white bark. The head of the costume wears a wide brimmed top hat, with outer frame of bark and cane, painted with red and white stripes. The face of the mask is painted red and with white pointed teeth. The costume was donated by Father Laegel, from his mission to Caconda. Collected from the Umbundu/Ngangela people; Tchokwe made. [FHM27/07/2019]

Publisher

Making African Connections

Date

c.1930

Type

PhysicalObject

Format

Plant; Fibre
Tied

Identifier

ETH.ANG3.579 .3
A37/579C

Source

Camille Laagel [Priest, Missionary]
1937
The Powell-Cotton Museum

Coverage

Angola
Africa

Rights

© The Powell-Cotton Trust

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Pere Camille Laagel [Priest, Missionary]