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sifter face

[cf. sifter sieve + FACE mask] n. a mask worn at JUNKANOO: 1978 "Sifter faces".. were "storebought", meaning factory manufactured, and were made from a wire, gauze-like material. "Pinky-white" in color and totally devoid of expression, these masks were contoured and had two slits for the eyes (Bethel 222). = JUNKANOO FACE <San Sal.>

Tags: Junkanoo, noun

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Last update: 2011-09-26 17:05
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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