Before, the members of the tribe made music with bare heads, but the sounds that sprang from their instruments differed each time, and the power was altered. A shaman made white masks, and the music, this time, worked. Because those who play with a mask are no longer man nor woman, nor aged, but the breath of the tribe in its entirety. A mask is the intermediary between the wearer and the instrument he plays. Each child receives a mask at his, or her initiation, and will not set it aside until his or her death. Thus, the members of the tribe can play at any time. These masks are the only crafted objects they take on their journey.