African masks   dancando na festa de cumbia velhos planya inteira do pé

A pair of Chi Wara dancers on the foro ba (big field) bent over their sunsun canes Africa, Mali, Bamana Culture (Photo by Dr.

The festival of masks in Burkina Faso including masks, leaves, fiber masks, feather masks, white masks, masks with straw masks skins

Mask Festival, Dédougou, Burkina Faso - Explore the World with Travel Nerd Nici…

5) Bulgarian men in Babugeri costumes, still used in pagan rituals

Still Practiced Pagan Rituals of Europe

Pagan Costumes of EuropeThese photographs are part of the “Wilder Mann” series by French photographer Charles Fréger. He traveled through 19 European countries to capture what he calls “tribal.

Francois d’Elbee

Mask and costume from the Chokwe of Zambia. Photo by French-born Zambia-based photographer Francois d’Elbee via the photographer's site

Africa | Bamana masquerader wearing a male chiwara headdress. Mali. | ©Catherine De Clippel

Ciwara ceremonies in Mali. Photography by Catherine De Clippel - Documentary film maker.

This hairstyle are called the Eembuvi Braids, worn by women of the Mbalantu tribes from the Namibia. It’s a style that requires preparation from a young age, usually around twelve years old, when Mbalantu girls use thick layers of finely ground tree bark and oils– a mixture that is said to be the secret to growing their hair to such lengths!

The Braided Rapunzels of Africa The hairstyle currently making you do a double-take is known as Eembuvi Braids, worn by women of the Mbalantu tribes from the Namibia. It’s a style that requires.

Wildermann - Charles Fréger

Charles Fréger, photographer, has been establishing a large series of portraits about several communities in the world.

Masque Wanuygo---this definitely makes the random award for me today...and yet, it seems so perfectly on par...

Ivory Coast Senufo Wanyugo Fire Spitter mask, masked performers dance around the cadaver at funerals of important male and female elders of the powerful Poro society.

Africa | Yaie Masquerade, Burkina Faso | Photographer unknown

Leaf Costume for purification rites and spirit of Do # (via anthrolology)

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Juju suit, from 1912. Meinhof, Carl. Afrikanische Religionen: Hamburgische Vorträge

D May African "Juju costume". Image taken from a lecture given by Carl Meinhof on African Religion in Hamburg, Shaman, ritual, costume