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: Mar 31, 2010

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Halloween 2002. I love to wear a mask on Halloween. It allows you to slip further from yourself and become someone else for a short time.

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