Pernik, Bulgaria - 02.02.2013: ragazzo non identificato con il costume tradizionale Kukeri sono visti al Festival Internazionale dei Giochi ...

Pernik, Bulgaria - 02.02.2013: ragazzo non identificato con il costume tradizionale Kukeri sono visti al Festival Internazionale dei Giochi ...

Japanese Otafuku mask  Japan  8 inches, painted papier mache  Also known as Uzumi or Okame, Otafuku is the name for the female half of a traditional Japanese Kyogen theatre pair  She is considered to be the goddess of mirth and is frequently seen in Japanese art.  Part of the Kyogen category of masks, this is a character used for the comic interlude in classic Noh plays. It is also popular with street performers and the general public

Japanese Otafuku mask Japan 8 inches, painted papier mache Also known as Uzumi or Okame, Otafuku is the name for the female half of a traditional Japanese Kyogen theatre pair She is considered to be the goddess of mirth and is frequently seen in Japanese art. Part of the Kyogen category of masks, this is a character used for the comic interlude in classic Noh plays. It is also popular with street performers and the general public

Africa | Masquerader from the Ivory Coast || Vintage postcard; publisher Agence Ivoirienne Hachette / Iris

Africa | Masquerader from the Ivory Coast || Vintage postcard; publisher Agence Ivoirienne Hachette / Iris

Pin by Suzanne Dansereau on Otafuku | Pinterest

Pin by Suzanne Dansereau on Otafuku | Pinterest

Kagura Mask: Okame おかめ...  Kagura (神楽 - God Entertainment) masks are used in Shinto theatrical dance.

Kagura Mask: Okame おかめ... Kagura (神楽 - God Entertainment) masks are used in Shinto theatrical dance.

Funny Face Okame Japanese Mask

Funny Face Okame Japanese Mask

Wolf man mask from Mexico

Wolf man mask from Mexico

Africa | Helmet mask from the Igbo people of Nigeria | Wood and pigment | c. mid 20th century

Africa | Helmet mask from the Igbo people of Nigeria | Wood and pigment | c. mid 20th century

Wilder Mann_Charles Fréger_Mummers_Dingle_Irlande 2013

Wilder Mann_Charles Fréger_Mummers_Dingle_Irlande 2013

charles_freger_wilder_mann_2010-2011_0129_ursul_din_palanca

charles_freger_wilder_mann_2010-2011_0129_ursul_din_palanca

charles_freger_wilder_mann_2010-2011_0019_sos_colonganos

charles_freger_wilder_mann_2010-2011_0019_sos_colonganos

Viaggio sull'isola dei mostri, a cura de IlSole24Ore

Viaggio sull'isola dei mostri, a cura de IlSole24Ore

Afraid to Ask ∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞ Yikes  ∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞  bulgarian men in babugeri costumes, used in pagan rituals.

bulgarian men in babugeri costumes, used in pagan rituals.

Afraid to Ask ∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞ Yikes ∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞ bulgarian men in babugeri costumes, used in pagan rituals.

Kukeri/кукери a traditional Bulgarian ritual to scare away evil spirits, with costumed men performing.

Bahamas Carnival Rivals Bulgarian Kukeri Procession

Kukeri/кукери a traditional Bulgarian ritual to scare away evil spirits, with costumed men performing.

Image: http://www.eliznik.org.uk/Bulgaria/photos/Sop-7-12-95.JPG

Image: http://www.eliznik.org.uk/Bulgaria/photos/Sop-7-12-95.JPG

Kukeri festival - Bulgaria

Kukeri festival - Bulgaria

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