A Mbla mask is a portrait mask that represents a specific female individual. This relates by its celebration of women while also representing a woman’s beauty. Her mask represents the idealized woman and has very elaborate but simple decorations. It can represent a woman in very small ways like just her hairstyle or face markings. They can also include a superstructure placed on top of the mask to further exemplify the woman being portrayed. The symbolic characteristics are shown one at a time, focusing on one particular feature. It is danced by a well talented male family member to celebrate that woman for entertainment purposes. This mask is made and carved of wood.