A single material applied to show that there is a clear direction for that person to tread towards. Think this mask could be a lot more structured in form too, but still only using textiles and perhaps a material that is considered "new". Maybe even the coconut water leather which can easily be embroidered into or the pineapple leather that is more like a felt.
Just thinking about alternative futures and the material choices that could allow for this.
Going for long raffia strands and heaviness with lots and lots of layering. The raffia could be naturally dyed and perhaps dip dyed to create that layered, darkness and heaviness. Perhaps there will be other material types such as sisal to add to that heaviness.
Lots of knotting, tying, wrapping and braiding with the techniques, much like macrame or basketry.
All of the materials will be biodegradable so that there is a feeling of renewal and a new energy emerging. A rebirth.
Going into the unknown. Slight darkness. Not so much clarity. Stepping into your own spiritual energy that has been hidden and unseen.