Among the Marka who live across the Mali border inBurkina Faso these masks, without the candelabra of horns, are worn by the N'domosociety members at the circumcision ceremony of adolescents and as men advance from one grade to another. Various grades of membership are based on age. The face, sheathed in metal, is long like the nose of the antelope, two horns rise from the hairline. Narrow vertical rods of metal hang across the eyes; they end in small tassels of red cotton threads.
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