cencerron de abejera via carlos gonzález ximénez on flickr; this traditional masked character appears with his large wooden tongs during new year's celebrations in the streets of the small town of abejera, spain
Africa | Helmet mask "agbogho mmwo" from the Igbo people of Nigeria | Wood and pigment | Belonging to the men's "mmwo" society. Such masks were worn by young men on harvest festivities and at the annual ceremonies in honour of the earth spirit "ane". The dancers wore coloured tight costumes with false breasts.
Old Mexican skull mask from Guerrero, Mexico - in the USA it is hard to imagine the current use of these dance masks but the dances are real & meaningful - for more on Mexico visit www.mainlymexican... #Mexico #Mexican #mask