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Africa | Gelede Masqueraders. Yoruba people, Nigeria. | © The Dance, Art and Ritual of Africa. Michel Huet, Jean Laude, Jean-Louis Paudrat. Published in 1978, Pantheon Bookshttp://biblioafrogriot.blogspot.ch/2010/11/huet-michel-laude-jean-paudrat-jean.html

Autor: Huet Michel - Laude Jean - Paudrat Jean-louis Título: The Dance, Art, and Ritual of Africa Editora: Pantheon Books Ano: 1978 .

Africa | "Maiden spirit" masquerade. Oka, Alaigbo.  Nigeria. ca. 1930s | ©G. I. Jones.

ukpuru: “ “The maiden spirit Ikorodo. Obima village group near Nsukka, Nigeria, Photo: David Ames. Maiden-spirit costumes are usually body suits made of heavy black felt with appliquéd patterns cut from commercial cotton cloth.

Cristina García Rodero, Ancient Bear Mask worn during the Carnival in Bielsa (Pyrenees, Spain), undated

Cristina García Rodero, ancient Bear mask-cloak worn during the Carnival in Bielsa (Pyrenees, Spain) undated

Benin - photo - Leonce Raphael Agbodjelou

Sensational masquerade costumes of the Yoruba in West Africa. Portraits by Leonce Raphael Agbodjélou

Papua New Guinea - New Ireland island: secret duk-duk ceremony - Tolai people - photo by Rod Eime (c)

Papua New Guinea - New Ireland island / Insel Neu-Mecklenburg - Bismarck Archipelago: secret duk-duk ceremony - Tolai people - photo .

Africa | Mask Ensemble of the Kuosi Society Member. Bamileke people, Cameroon | ca. 19th - 20th century | Fabric, monkey fur, glass beads, feathers, reeds, string, horsetail, ivory

Elaborate Mask Ensemble of the Kuosi Society, Bamileke people, Cameroon

Joseph Rock - Skeleton dancer, Choni (Jone, 卓尼), 1925

Post with 46 votes and 3700 views. A Tibetan skeleton dancer, taken in 1925 by Joseph Rock.

Africa | Minganji masqueraders from the Pende people.  Near Gungu, Democratic Republic of Congo. 1951 | ©Eliot Elisofon

Democratic Republic of Congo, 1970 / photo courtesy of Eliot, Elisofon and The National Museum of African Art

The monk in the deer’s dressed performs religious dance called Cham in Tibetan society. Local people’s really like to sit and catch the whole sessions of such dances. It happens once a year.

Tibet - the monk in the deer costume performs the religious dance called Cham in Tibetan society. Local people really like to sit and catch the whole sessions of these dances, which happen once a year.

Gelede Masqueraders. Yoruba people, Nigeria. 20th century | ©unknown.

Autor: Huet Michel - Laude Jean - Paudrat Jean-louis Título: The Dance, Art, and Ritual of Africa Editora: Pantheon Books Ano: 1978 .

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