Bamileke people live in the Cameroon Grasslands. Their elephant masks seem much more whimsical to us than other African masks. Masks representing animals are danced at state and regional festivals. Animal masks usually appear is succession following the lead dancer in the N'Kang human mask.
According to tradition some elephant masks have local coins impeded in them. This mask has over 20 coins. It is also decorated with a bird and two lizard-like creatures.