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Africa | Zambia. “Wearing a mask made of twigs, cardboard, and beeswax, this youth—part of a coming-of-age ceremony—is dressed as one of the ancestral characters known as Likishi,” says photographer Phyllis Galembo.

ZAMBIA “Wearing a mask made of twigs, cardboard, and beeswax, this youth—part of a coming-of-age ceremony—is dressed as one of the ancestral characters known as Likishi,” says photographer Phyllis Galembo.

Papua New Guinea | Masked dancers in front of the men’s longhouse at Tovei village. Urama Island, Gulf Province. June 1921. | ©Frank Hurley, courtesy Australian Museum.

atomic-flash: “ Masked dancers in front of the men’s longhouse at Tovei village, Urama Island, Gulf Province, Papua New Guinea. June Photographer: Frank Hurley (via the Australian Museum) Hurley’s photos and film of the dancers are the only.

Africa | Dance costume from the Igbo people of Nigeria | It has a very heavy and complex surface of interwoven and appliqued rope-like cloth over a burlap-like base. It has the typically small conical breasts of a female costume

Africa | Dance costume from the Igbo people of Nigeria | It has a very heavy and complex surface of interwoven and appliqued rope-like cloth over a burlap-like base. It has the typically small conical breasts of a female costume

Africa | Ceremonial ensemble from the Poro people of Guinea and Liberia | Mid 1900s | Feathers and raffia | Costumes adorned with feathers from the touraco or “blue wing” are documented among the Toma (Loma) on both sides of the Guinea/Liberia border. They are worn by a Wenilegei or “bird man” who appears during initiations, funerals and secular dances of the Poro society.

Ceremonial Ensmble Culture: Poro Nationality: African, Guinean, Liberian Creation date: mid- Materials: feathers, raffia Gallery label: Costumes adorned with feathers from the touraco or “blue wing” are documented among the Toma (Loma) on both.