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barringtonsmiles: “ cubanas/santeras with their cigars looking like the queens they are. ”

yellowmodelchiiick: “ barringtonsmiles: “ cubanas/santeras with their cigars looking like the queens they are. ” Cuba is where I’m spending my last years and ultimately dying.

Cristina García Rodero

Cristina García Rodero :: Saint Francis of Assisi’s cave, Haiti, 2001

* Black and white dance, at the Mount Hagen singsing (Papua New Guinea).  Image credit: Miguel-Ángel

Black and white dance, at the Mount Hagen singsing (Papua New Guinea) ~ Photo Credit: Miguel-Ángel

Africa | "Maiden spirit" masquerade. Oka, Alaigbo.  Nigeria. ca. 1930s | ©G. I. Jones.

ukpuru: “ “The maiden spirit Ikorodo. Obima village group near Nsukka, Nigeria, Photo: David Ames. Maiden-spirit costumes are usually body suits made of heavy black felt with appliquéd patterns cut from commercial cotton cloth.

From the book 'Fetishism in West Africa: Forty Years' Observations of Native Customs and Superstitions'.

Shaman: ~ Fetish Magician with horns, wooden mask, spear, and sword, dress of leaves of palm and plantain. Frontispiece from Fetishism in West Africa: Forty Years' Observations of Native Customs and Superstitions.

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Eastern European and European shaman rituals still practiced today. From Wilder Mann by Charles Fréger

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Mamuthones (Nuoro, Italian Sardinia) in traditional carnival costume used for pre-Christian rites to ancient gods of agriculture. The mask is carved in pieces of wild pear wood & darkened alder walnut.