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Even those who have no interest in American Indian culture gave this outfit a hearty whaaaa…? when Ke$ha wore it on American Idol. And then they proceeded to rip her showmanship. Newsday blogger Jamshid Mousavinezhad wrote a post titled “Kesha Annoys Us All on American Idol“ in which declared it “a train wreck of a performance.”

Nigeria - Yoruba Epa Headdress (British Museum). Probably late 19th century. Possibly carved by Bamgose of Osi-Ilorin.

from The Huffington Post

Performance Artist Explores Stereotypes In 'The Last American Indian On Earth'

The Last American Indian On Earth - Imagine a man dressed in stereotypically "traditional" Native American garb, donning a massive white feathered headdress, an ornamental tunic, and face paint. Now imagine that man performing mundane tasks in Washington, DC, like grocery shopping, riding an escalator or having lunch at a local restaurant. What is your reaction?


Vibrant Industrial Photoshoots

Vibrant Industrial Photoshoots : Rainbow Dreams by Ann Mikitiuk

US Vogue October 2003, titled "Mad About You" / Ph. Steven Meisel

Tall Ivory Carving, China, Kuan yin

Africa | 'Epa' mask from the Yoruba people of Nigeria | Wood and pigment | 20th century

Nigeria: máscara para la danza Angas.

One of the best carvers and the suprastructure is not overloaden: Helmet mask for the Epa masquerade Yoruba people, Osi Ilorin, Nigeria Early 20th century Artist: Bambgose of Osi Ilorin (died: ca. 1920) Wood and paint H: 105; W: 30; D: 24 cm Gift of Gaston de Havenon, New York, to American Friends of the Israel Museum

Veranda post, Yoruba peoples, Ekiti region, Nigeria, Mid- to late 19th century Wood, paint