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Unformatted text preview: The Komo Kun is made of wood, resin, feathers, quills, fibers, and animal hair. On the other hand, the Do masks are made of vines, grass, and leaves. The Kono mask has horns that project out and is a horizontal mask while the Do mask is taller and more of a vertical mask. The Do society focuses on the renewal of life and the untamed bush while the Komo is a group shrouded in secrecy; women and nonmembers are banned from the performances. As the power of the Do mask also embodies human fertility, the Kono mask can be used to identify and destroy evil. From the shape to the cultural background of each mask is distinct in its own way. Even from a completely different culture, there can still be characteristics that tie together different masks....
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This note was uploaded on 04/04/2008 for the course ART HIS 50 taught by Professor Stinsapir during the Fall '00 term at UCLA.
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