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Asia – Myanmar / Burma / Chinlady

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

Great flickr set: Random pics from Old China, Restored

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4755 1 Ambo Lunda Doll

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9944a Beaded Calabash Doll, Fali, Cameroon

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9882a Beaded Doll, Kapseke, Cameroon

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9882a detail Beaded Doll, Kapseke, Cameroon

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8247c Dance Costume, Banjun, Bamileke, Cameroon

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Mask, originally uploaded by Travis S..

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Nunivak Face



Nunivak Face, originally uploaded by Travis S..

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Bamileke elephant mask

“Elephant masks belong to members of the Kuosi society, a secret society of the Bamileke of Cameroon that maintains the political and social order of the kingdom. Membership of the Kuosi society includes royalty and wealthy title-holders, as well as men of warrior status. It is considered a great privilege to wear an elephant mask as it symbolizes force and strength. The Kuosi society performs ceremonies in the elephant masks and other regalia biannually and at the death of one of their members.”

Great collection of tribal art on this flickr!

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