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Africa | Kuosi (Elephant Mask) Society Costume. Cameroon | Fabric, fur, hair, beads, ivory, feathers, twine | Full costume consists of a full length tunic, long mask, wide headdress and fly whisk.

Bamileke ceremonial outfit with intricate pieces; glass bead embroidered elephant mask, feather trimmed over coat, horse/cow tail with glass bead handle, feather hat.

Africa | Kuosi Society ensemble from the Bamileke people of Cameroon | Fabric, glass beads, parrot feathers

Kuosi Society ensemble (Bamileke, Cameroon) Fabric, beads, parrot feathers, 48 in

Africa | Oro Efe mask performing during Yoruba Gelede masquerades.  Benin. | ©Carol Beckwith and Angela Fisher

Africa Oro Efe mask performing during Yoruba Gelede masquerades. ©Carol Beckwith and Angela Fisher

Today's vibes.

From Parures Africaines; text by Denise Paulme and Jacques Brosse, photographs by M. Huet [et. al], 1956

nsx: “ “ ザンビアの部族(Chokwe)のマスク。かっこいいし、かわいい。 Photo: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

More sensational masquerade costumes of West Africa, photos by Phyllis Galembo

endilletante: “ Maske de Phyllis Galembo, Editor Chris Boot Ld, Ano’s women masquerade, Nigeria, ”

Yoruba Masked Ritual Dancer, Nigeria   - Explore the World with Travel Nerd Nici, one Country at a Time. http://TravelNerdNici.com

An entry from there will be no miracles here.

Africa | Senufo Wambele Funeral Masks.  Ivory Coast. | ©Carol Beckwith & Angela Fisher. 1994, Publication "African Ceremonies"

Africa, Senufo Wambele Funeral Mask in Ivory Coast by Carol Beckwith & Angela Fisher

Medicine Man

The Bamilekè lives in the grass fields in the western providence of Cameroon. They were known as “the people down there” associated them .

Danseur, Bafout, Cameroun

Winner – Best Single Image in a Cultures and Traditions portfolio: Tribal dancer, Bafut, Cameroon - Photo: Phillip Lee Harvey

Africa | "Odogo" ~ Ancient Mother and child masqueraders. Uzairue peoples, Jattu, Nigeria. | Photograph by Jean Borgatti, 1973

Ancient Mother and child masqueraders Uzairue peoples, Jattu, Nigeria Photograph by Jean Borgatti, 1973 ( Ibo peoples ):