Masquerade costume

The Dogon people of Mali perform ceremonial dances dressed in striking masks and costumes. One such dance honours the dead: every morning and evening for up to six days, masqueraders dance in the village and surrounding fields – even on the deceased’s rooftop. Today, the Dogon also perform dances to entertain tourists.

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How do you use clothing to change your role or identity?

responded: Apr 14, 2010

Posted by Lusja Tyan

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Although this is not a real garment, the garment that I have designed represents my Russian heritage. It is inspired by the materials and designs of traditional costumes of my culture.

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