Since women cannot touch the actual masks, they make do, imitating them with whatever they have around. Thus two sticks held up by a rag tied around the head are made to stand for antelope horns or rabbit ears…

  • Source: Calame-Griaule, Geneviève. Words and the Dogon world. Philadelphia: Institute for the Study of Human Issues, 1986.
  • Culture: Dogon
  • Location: Africa