Ritual and ceremonial masks are an essential feature of the traditional culture of
the peoples of ... An extreme example is given by nwantantay masks of the Bwa
people (Burkina Faso) that represent ...
Important to Caribbean festival arts are the ancient African traditions of parading
... Feathers were frequently used by Africans in their motherland on masks and ...
Carnival masks from The Dominican Republic and mask gallery of Ivan Erickson.
... The most ancient masks were used to represent supernatural spirits or to let ...
... also to many other parts of the new world, especially Brazil and the Caribbean.
... Samba is tied together with the Carnival tradition which also has strong ties to
... Feathers was often used on masks and headdresses and would symbolize ...
African influences on Carnival in the Caribbean are also shown in the materials
used to create masks and costumes. Feathers, which represent the ability of ...
History of Carnival | Charleston's Premiere Caribbean Carnival Festival. ... Masks
were worn by Africans to depict a spirit. It was also believed that the once the ...
Jan 8, 2012 ... The Trinidad Carnival is often called “the greatest show on earth” ... dancers
wearing the masks of gods, deities and ancestral spirits. .... Trinidad (the many
masquerades that used to be in carnival 100 years ago) and Guyana.
Feb 5, 2012 ... During festival time in the Dominican Republic, local folklore comes alive with
traditional Carnaval masks and customs that vary between regions. ... A colorful
devil mask at Carnaval in Santo Domingo. ... Posted in: Caribbean.
In a period of time it was even strictly forbidden to wear masks at the carnival in ...
European mask/costume celebrations, but South America and the Caribbean ...
Carnival masks have been a cultural tradition for centuries, tracing their origins to
early ... travelers to other parts of Europe, the Caribbean, South and North
America. ... The Bauta is one of the oldest relics of traditional carnival masks,
worn by ...