costume

Wilder Mann by Charles Fréger

Wilder Mann 14, Wilder Mann , 2010 © Charles Fréger - www.charlesfreger.com

Wilder Mann 52, Wilder Mann , 2010 © Charles Fréger - www.charlesfreger.com

Wilder Mann 53, Wilder Mann , 2010 © Charles Fréger - www.charlesfreger.com

Wilder Mann 66, Wilder Mann , 2010 © Charles Fréger - www.charlesfreger.com

Wilder Mann 68, Wilder Mann , 2010 © Charles Fréger - www.charlesfreger.com

Wilder Mann 72, Wilder Mann , 2010 © Charles Fréger - www.charlesfreger.com

Wilder Mann 73, Wilder Mann , 2010 © Charles Fréger - www.charlesfreger.com

Wilder Mann 77, Wilder Mann , 2010 © Charles Fréger - www.charlesfreger.com

Wilder Mann, 2010 © Charles Fréger – www.charlesfreger.com

costume

Dogon or Bamana “spritual armour” protection clothing

BAMANA / DOGON HUNTER'S SHIRT, Mali Photographs © Tim Hamill BAMANA / DOGON HUNTER'S SHIRT, Mali Photographs © Tim Hamill BAMANA / DOGON HUNTER'S SHIRT, Mali Photographs © Tim Hamill BAMANA / DOGON HUNTER'S SHIRT, Mali Photographs © Tim Hamill BAMANA / DOGON HUNTER'S SHIRT, Mali Photographs © Tim Hamill BAMANA / DOGON HUNTER'S SHIRT, Mali Photographs © Tim Hamill BAMANA / DOGON HUNTER'S SHIRT, Mali Photographs © Tim Hamill BAMANA / DOGON HUNTER'S SHIRT, Mali Photographs © Tim Hamill BAMANA / DOGON HUNTER'S SHIRT, Mali Photographs © Tim Hamill BAMANA / DOGON HUNTER'S SHIRT, Mali Photographs © Tim Hamill BAMANA / DOGON HUNTER'S SHIRT, Mali Photographs © Tim Hamill BAMANA / DOGON HUNTER'S SHIRT, Mali Photographs © Tim Hamill BAMANA / DOGON HUNTER'S SHIRT, Mali Photographs © Tim Hamill BAMANA / DOGON HUNTER'S SHIRT, Mali Photographs © Tim Hamill

 

Photographs © Tim Hamill

“These garments, called shirts, jackets or tunics were worn by Dogon or Bamana men for protection in the forest, from both wild animals and dangerous spirits. A successful hunter must not only be master of the forest and wild animals, but must also have the spiritual power necessary to negotiate the dangerous supernatural realm. They are often embellished with small objects, animal horns, mirrors, jewelry, and leather pouches, that provide the “spiritual armor” necessary to protect the hunter from both real and spirit forces.”

http://www.hamillgallery.com/BAMANA/BamanaHuntersShirts/BamanaShirts.html

 

mask

DAMSELFRAU

Seiobo by Damselfrau

stikker by Damselfrau

http://damselfrau.blogspot.co.uk/2012/03/stikker-seibo.html

rudhira by Damselfrau

rudhira by Damselfrau

rudhira by Damselfrau

 http://damselfrau.blogspot.co.uk/2012/10/rudhira.html

 

Damselfrau is Norwegian artist Magnhild Kennedy; a craftswoman and mask maker.

inspiration

Kahn & Selesnick

Kahn & Selesnick

http://kahnselesnick.biz/antiquities-details-and-still-lifes/

Kahn & Selesnick

http://kahnselesnick.biz/further-adventures-photos-from-the-bog/

Kahn & Selesnick

http://kahnselesnick.biz/further-adventures-photos-from-the-bog/

Kahn & Selesnick

http://kahnselesnick.biz/sculptures/

Kahn & Selesnick

http://kahnselesnick.biz/

Kahn & Selesnick

Kahn & Selesnick via Petrus Paulus’ Merle et Miette pinterest board

inspiration

Max Ernst – Sculptures and Jewellery

Max-Ernst-with-his-collection-of-Kachina-dolls-on-the-terrace-of-Peggy-Guggenheims-brownstone.-NYC-1942

Max-Ernst-France-1965

Max-Ernst-Sculptures-Sedona-Arizona-1948

Max-Ernst-and-Dorothea-Tanning-in-Sedona-Arizona-1948

 Max Ernst "Tete Grillage" 23k gold 1959

 Max Ernst "Tete" 23k gold 1959

 Max Ernst "Les Deux" 23k gold 1959-60

 Max Ernst "Poissons" 23k gold 1961

 Max Ernst "Egyptienne" 23k gold 1959-60

 Max Ernst "Tete A Cornes" 23k gold 1959-60

Via MONDOBLOGO here and here.

inspiration mask

Sanxingdui 三星堆

Sanxingdui bronze mask

https://picasaweb.google.com/116512474184071531500/SanxingduiGallery2BronzeGallery

Sanxingdui bronze mask

https://picasaweb.google.com/116512474184071531500/SanxingduiGallery2BronzeGallery

Sanxingdui bronze mask with protruding pupils

Sanxingdui bronze mask with protruding pupils

https://picasaweb.google.com/116512474184071531500/SanxingduiGallery2BronzeGallery

Sanxingdui flanged bronze mask with protruding pupils

Sanxingdui flanged bronze mask with protruding pupils

https://picasaweb.google.com/116512474184071531500/SanxingduiGallery2BronzeGallery

Sanxingdui bronze mask

http://www.chinavtour.com/china/tours/photos/227

Sanxingdui gold mask

http://english.china.com/zh_cn/culture_history/news/11020710/20080730/14998770.html

Bronze kneeling figure in Sanxingdui Museum

Bronze kneeling figure in Sanxingdui Museum – http://www.chinatourguide.com/chengdu/sanxingdui_museum.html

Jade Sculpture Peeking Dragon Sanxingdui Jade MaskJade Sculpture Peeking Dragon Sanxingdui Jade Mask

http://www.amazon.com/Jade-Sculpture-Peeking-Dragon-Sanxingdui/dp/B002UH1X48

Many extensive photo galleries of Chinese art by Gary Todd here.

folk

Sword dancing

1909 med

Handsworth Traditional Sword Dancers – http://www.handsworthsworddancers.org.uk/

Handsworth is a suburb of Sheffield, in recent history a mining village. In this area there developed, some unknown time in the past, a sword dance for eight men, which is still performed today to the traditional pattern. The dancers wear dragoon-type uniforms and carry long-swords of inflexible steel about one metre in length. Shortly after the beginning of the ten-minute dance, they join to form a complete ring, and perform a series of complex ‘figures’, ending with a ‘lock’ of enmeshed swords, which can be carried aloft by one man. Traditionally performances take place at Christmas in the locality, and at functions and events by invitation at other places throughout the year.

…it is certainly one of the best and most inspiriting of the dances that still survive in Yorkshire

Cecil J. Sharp, The Sword Dances of Northern England, 3 pt. (London: Novello, 1911-13), III, page 37

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The Flamborough Sword Dancers circa 1908. Since the early 1900’s the Flamborough sword dancing team’s costume comprises fisherman’s ganseys (the pattern unique to Flamborough), ‘white ‘ducks’ and flat caps. Photo by Richard Traves – http://www.flamboroughheadsac.org.uk/storyboards/history/iframe.php?StoryID=18

grenoside sword dancers in 1965

grenoside sword dancers circa1895

Grenoside Sword Dancers, circa 1895 – http://grenosword2010.apwb.com/

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http://magnius159.deviantart.com/journal/Scottish-Sword-Dances-332956371

 

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Scottish sword dancers – http://pinterest.com/pin/146718900332500121/

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Fenestrelle Sword Dancers – http://starofswords.wordpress.com/2012/06/27/mystery-photos-of-fenestrelle-sword-dancers/

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Flamborough Sword Dance – http://www.friendsreunited.com/flamborough-sword-dance-the-lock-margaret-charlotte-fagan-christine-muir-grace/Memory/bbe0ed0e-f8b2-4c2e-910c-1a1b1a1023da

inspiration

Li Hongbo 李洪波

Li Hongbo

Li Hongbo

Li Hongbo

Li Hongbo

1 & 2: http://www.whiterabbitcollection.org/artists/li-hongbo/

3 & 4: http://www.designboom.com/art/flexible-honeycomb-paper-sculptures-by-li-hongbo/

“Paper—you can never predict what it will become in the end.” Li Hongbo 李洪波

inspiration

Maritta Tapanainen

Maritta Tapanainen  Eye of The Beholder, 2010 Paper collage , 15 x 17 1:4

Eye of The Beholder. 2010

Maritta Tapanainen  Milky Way, 2010 Paper collage , 15 x 37 inches

Milky Way. 2010

Maritta Tapanainen  Observed, 2011 Paper collage , 8 x 9 1:4 inches

Observed. 2011

Maritta Tapanainen  Sensors, 2010 Paper collage , 10 1:2 x 14 inches

Sensors. 2010

Maritta Tapanainen Carnival, 2009 Paper collage, 7 1:4 x 12 inches

Carnival. 2009

Maritta Tapanainen Dark Euphoria, 2009 Paper collage 8 x 11 inches

Dark Euphoria. 2009

Maritta Tapanainen Elohopea, 2009 Paper collage 9 x 13 inches

Elohopea. 2009

Maritta Tapanainen Frontera, 2010 Paper collage 15 x 17 1:4 inches

Frontera. 2010

Maritta Tapanainen Origin, 2010 Paper collage, 13 x 15 1:2 inches

Origin. 2010

Maritta Tapanainen Out There, 2009 Paper collage 24 x 33 1:2 inches

Out There. 2009

Maritta Tapanainen via 50watts

inspiration

Ruth Asawa

Ruth Asawa Life magazine feature 1954

Ruth Asawa, Life magazine feature, 1954

 Ruth Asawa in her studio. San Francisco 1959

Ruth Asawa in her studio. San Francisco 1959

Ruth Asawa's living room 1970's

Ruth Asawa’s living room 1970’s

 Ruth Asawa The living room ceiling at the Asawa-Lanier home. 1990s

The living room ceiling at the Asawa-Lanier home. 1990s

 Ruth and her children at home. 1957

Ruth and her children at home. 1957

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