Tag Archives: costume

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

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

costume inspiration

Inuit clothing

Inuit woman wearing an amauti and carrying a child on her back [graphic material] : N.W.T. [Nunavut], ca. 1926 - 1943.

Inuit woman wearing an amauti and carrying a child on her back (graphic material): N.W.T. (Nunavut), ca. 1926 - 1943.

Copper Inuit Clothing, Front View (Diamond Jenness/CMC/51234)

Copper Inuit Clothing, Front View (Diamond Jenness/CMC/51234)Copper Inuit Clothing, Back View (Diamond Jenness/CMC/51235)

Copper Inuit Clothing, Back View (Diamond Jenness/CMC/51235)

Copper Inuit Clothing, Back View (Diamond Jenness/CMC/51235)

This Inuit woman, photographed by the Scottish botanist-explorer Isobel Wylie Hutchison in the 1920s, is dressed in her colourful traditional national costume. The most characteristic part of this outfit is perhaps the "kamiker", or heel-less sealskin top-boots, which reach up to the knee in the case of men, but well above that in the case of women, as illustrated here. The outer surface of the women's boots is dyed white, scarlet, or blue, and decorated with abstract geometrical patterns of brightly-coloured leather strips. There is a removable inner lining which keeps the feet and legs warm. Hutchison found that such footwear was essential, not only for negotiating the slippery rocks and shingle, but for protection against insect bites.

This Inuit woman, photographed by the Scottish botanist-explorer Isobel Wylie Hutchison in the 1920s, is dressed in her colourful traditional national costume. The most characteristic part of this outfit is perhaps the "kamiker", or heel-less sealskin top-boots, which reach up to the knee in the case of men, but well above that in the case of women, as illustrated here. The outer surface of the women's boots is dyed white, scarlet, or blue, and decorated with abstract geometrical patterns of brightly-coloured leather strips. There is a removable inner lining which keeps the feet and legs warm. Hutchison found that such footwear was essential, not only for negotiating the slippery rocks and shingle, but for protection against insect bites.

costume spiritual

Mongolian Shaman

Shaman costume from the Zanabazar Museum of Fine Arts

Shaman costume from the Zanabazar Museum of Fine Arts

Shaman helmet from the Zanabazar Museum of Fine Arts

Shamans helmet. Silk, cotton, eagle feather. Early 19th Century. From the Zanabazar Museum of Fine Arts

Above own photos taken at the Zanabazar Museum of Fine Arts, Ulan Bator, Mongolia.

Collection: Danish National Museum, Copenhagen. lllustration courtesy Danish National Museum, Copenhagen

Collection: Danish National Museum, Copenhagen. lllustration courtesy Danish National Museum, Copenhagen

From Tigerbells

Shaman's mirror costume from North East Manchuria ,The Peoples Republic of China.

Shaman's mirror costume from North East Manchuria, The Peoples Republic of China.

“This Shaman’s costume (pictures above) is one of a series of elements which allowed a shaman’s body to transform into a ‘vessel’ that received different spirits. Among the Imin Numinchen, shamans were primarily concerned with healing, prediction and with people’s relations with their ancestors. This costume belonged to a young female shaman who died in the 1930s, aged 25. No two costumes are identical. They are assembled and added to as a shaman becomes more experienced, incorporating materials from different sources. The brass mirrors came from Chinese merchants. The heavy shaman’s mirrors act in a double capacity – they protect the shaman by deflecting harm, while revealing what is normally invisible to the human eye. The number of mirrors on the costume indicates the shaman’s powers and maps a geographical cosmos. By wearing the costume, the shaman is located in the centre of this cosmos. During performance, a shaman is seized by one or more ancestral spirits, so that what is inside the mirror-costume is the spirits, rather than the shaman’s body. Here, the body is something open to forces that can control it, inhabit its form and shape its physical features.”

From ebay user spiritual-sky‘s Mongolian shaman’s bronze mirror auction.

The shaman performing. His headdress had painted eyes. Eyes which see to the spirit world. Tassels conceal his own eyes.

The shaman performing. His headdress had painted eyes. Eyes which see to the spirit world. Tassels conceal his own eyes.

Photo by Lee Marshall (boristhegreat)

There are also some great photographs of Mongolian Shamans on Donna Todd’s site.

inspiration

Warsaw Ethnographic Museum

“Costumes of men participating in Spring rituals of vegetation”

Both turn of the 21st century, Bulgaria

Own photos. Great museum!

costume

Cholon Actress, Cholon, Saigon, French Cochinchina [c1900's] Attribution Unk [RESTORED]

Great flickr set: Random pics from Old China, Restored

costume inspiration

Book: Oceanic Art by Nicholas Thomas

featherblium

1981 Photo Maureen Mackenzie.

feathercape

Peacock, mallard duck, parrot, chicken and other feathers. Bishop Museum, Honolulu. Photo Seth Joel.

barkclothwrap

Theodore Kleinschmidt’s drawing of Tui Nadrau, the chief of Nadrau (central Viti Levu, Fiji), wrapped in barkcloth for ceremonial presentation, October 1877.

tattoopic

tattoomen

Left: Fully tattooed Marquesan man, engraving after a drawing made in 1804. From G. H. von Langsdorf, Voyages and travels in various parts of the word. London, 1813-14.

Right: Male tattoo designs, Marquesas Islands. From Karl von den Steinen, Die Marquesaner und ihrer Kunst, Berlin, 1925-8.

maorichief

Photo John Hillelson Agency.

costume exhibition

Diaghilev and the Golden Age of the Ballets Russes, 1909-1929

firebird

firebird1

anna_pavlova_1

thamar

karsavina_thamar_1

http://www.vam.ac.uk/collections/theatre_performance/diaghilev-ballet-russes/exhibition/index.html

inspiration

8247c Dance Costume, Banjun, Bamileke, Cameroon

css.php