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Holosa

Find this mud mask.

This mask is made from mud that has been caked onto a cane frame then dried out.

Large groups of men known as the Asaro Mudmen wear these masks and cover their bodies in mud to perform and dance in a special show each year.

Imagine you are visiting the highlands to see the Mudmen perform in a show. Write a postcard to a friend to tell them about it.