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Africa  A Mende person wears the costume of the female demon Sowei in Sierra Leone  Image and caption  Charles and Josette Lenars

Mende person wearing costume of female demon "Sowei", Sierra Leone © Charles & Josette Lenars

Fantastic Crocheted Food Hats

Fantastic Crocheted Food Hats

Kukeri (búlgaro: кукери; singular: kuker, кукер) - ritual tradicional búlgaro

'Kukeri' dancers (Bulgarian mummers) from Bulgaria's Shiroka Laka festival. These Kukeri are used to scare away evil spirits.

An Ekpafia-Igbo (southern Igbo) masquerade named Osu taking part in a festival known as Ogbukele, taken by G. I. Jones in the 1930s.

An Ekpafia-Igbo (southern Igbo) masquerade named Osu taking part in a festival known as Ogbukele, taken by G.

Shamans: Benin voodoo festival

Credit: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images A Egungun spirit stands during the ceremony. Ouidah is Benin's voodoo heartland, and thought to be the spir.

Egungun Masquerade Dance Costume: Ekuu Egungun Early 20th century Yoruba peoples, Oyo region, Nigeria Cloth, metallic thread, glass beads, cowrie shells

Nigeria Oyo region Yoruba peoples Egungun masquerade dance costume of cloth, metallic thread, glass beads and cowrie shells.

Africa | Masquerader from the Pende people of DR Congo | Photographer and date unknown

Africa | Masquerader from the Pende people of DR Congo | Photographer and date unknown

Guy Tillim

VU’ represents a hundred of authors trough the world : around forty members and sixty associated photographers.

Portrait of a Pagan | Hint Fashion Magazine

French photographer Charles Fréger captures the spirit of what he calls “tribal Europe” in his “Wilder Mann” series : a huge array of pagan rituals, mainly related to the winter solstice and spring renewal

Skeleton Dance Costume | late 19th or early 20th century | Tibet

Tibetan Skeleton Dance Costume with Stag Mask, early century. Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Masks are supposed to come from another world. In Burkina Faso they represent protective spirits that can take animal forms or can appear as strange beings. These spirits watch over a family, clan or community, and, if the rules for their propitiation are followed correctly, provide for the fertility, health, and prosperity.

Id come across people very different to me- Burkina Faso mask - © Jean-Claude Moschetti

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