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: Apr 12, 2010

Posted by Jeremy Bailey

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I like to think of clothing as something that extends into our virtual lives. The idea of virtually augmented clothing will become more and more prominent and will make us reconsider and re-imagine our body's place in space and time.

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