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Mask for initiation ceremonies

Find this feathery figure.

Thousands of cassowary bird feathers have been used to decorate this special mask.

The mask covered the whole body of its wearer. Where do you think they would look through?

Spot the pig tusks that have been used to decorate the nose. What other things from nature can you see on this mask?

Draw a picture of your own full-body mask decorated with things from nature.