Definitely, this mask was handcrafted by a confident individualist! It's outstanding features are the startling, wide open eyes and a gaping mouth showing upper teeth and the tip of the tongue. Attention-getting are the dynamic complementary and constrasting red, yellow, cream and black dots/spots all over the surface. Visually there is a struggle between the carved volumns of the mask, the painted decorations, and the rows of tiny dashes that creep like an exuberant vine over the whole face. This is not a mask for the faint-hearted or one looking for a pretty bit of tribal accent for the powder room!! Collected prior to 2006. Stained wood handcrafted in Kenya.