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Plank masks

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African masks in the form of an elongated vertical plank, positioned in front of the masker's face, and projecting upwards. Worn in Burkina Faso among the Gurunsi, Mossi, Bwa, and others.

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Broader Terms used

masks (costume)

Term used for

mask, plank
masks, plank

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plank mask


12yrs ago

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