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Selk'nam bodypainting (Ulen wind spirit). The Selk'nam or Ona people, and related tribes, were indigenous to inland Tierra del Fuego and southern mainland Patagonia. They were wiped out soon after the arrival of white missionaries & ranchers, mainly through disease but many were also hunted/murdered by ranchers whose sheep they stole.

Dogon, Mali. See too the following site for additional African mask images and information: http://www.zyama.com/index.htm

Africa | "Baba Ichanga" wearing traditional gelede mask and holding a baby, evoking the ancestors, his generation and the most recent one. Sanga village, Ketou, Benin | © Caption and image David Paul Carr

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Minganji masqueraders from the Pende peoples near Gungu, Democratic Republic of Congo, 1970. | Photo courtesy of Eliot, Elisofon and The National Museum of African Art, Washington, D.C. I'd love to have this be my next Halloween costume

It must get really hot walking around in those big heads.

Selk’nam, also known as the Onawo or Ona people are an indigenous people in the Patagonian region of southern Chile andArgentina, including the Tierra del Fuego islands.

Representación del espíritu de Ketermen o recién nacido hijo de Hálpen. Iniciación adolescente Hain. Representation of the spirit or Keternen or Xálpen newborn son. Hain ceremony (initiation of adolescents). Pueblo Selk'nam (Onas). Foto: Martin Gusinde, 1923.

Gas mask love – Surreal photo by Konstantin Voronov