Masked Dance, Yoruba Peoples
Photograph by Eliot Elisofon, 1970
This see-through drawing (right) shows the dancer inside an Egungun costume. A long, narrow board is attached to a donut of fabric, which the dancer places on his head. Layers of fabric suspended from the board hang down to conceal the dancer. To balance the board when he moves rapidly, the dancer may reach up and hold it on each end. He looks out through the loosely woven, horizontally striped face panel.
Category: Mask dance
Added on: May 11, 2002 | Hits: 1763
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