White stitches on a black background fill the face of this large dog mask. Curled back ears and a wide black snout are completed with a decorated forehead in a black stepped design on white.

Woven shaman masks are created by the Emberá people of Panamá. They share similar cultural traditions and weaving artistry as their neighboring Wounaan tribe. Emberá shamans (called jaibaná) use figures and visages to be used in their healing and cleansing ceremonies. The masks and animal images are assembled around the hut where a curing ritual takes place.

Mid-sized masks take around 5 days each to weave. They are woven by a single artist out of shredded palm colored with all-vegetal dyes. Stitched together using a needle and shredded palm fronds dyed a complimentary color.