WOOD, WHITE PIGMENT, RAFFIA
Very beautiful and totally symmetric features. There are regular holes right down the very long and prominent nose. These holes were provided for further adornment of the mask when in use. It looks like white paint was used to paint over the original surface of the face, this is not unusual as masks were regularly repaired and renewed after usage. The colour white is associated with the world of the ancestors. Ngil masks were worn for judiciary functions.