This type of face mask was worn pulled over the head by young, male initiates of the Binji people, D.R.Congo. made of raffia fiber and chicken feathers, with stitched-on facial features made of light, soft wood; on this mask it is only the nose which is made of wood, the attached eyes are also of fiber. approximately 26" Early 20th century. Provenance: Ex-Denver Art Museum-deaccessioned, no. 1988.362 (marked in white). Quite rare.