African Masks, as Apparel

Tongue out
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A carved wooden mask with it tongue sticking out was worn high on the head. Notice the painted face underneath.


Carnival Parade 2008 internal link   •  24th Street, San Francisco, California   •  (Photo posted Wednesday 9 September 2008)   •  (Photo taken 10:38:34 Sunday 25 May 2008)   •  © 2008 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #CarnivalParade_3212B
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A bit of a smile
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This carved wooden mask betrayed a hint of a smile. Notice that this mask was heavy and had to be held up with a hand.


Carnival Parade 2008 internal link   •  24th Street, San Francisco, California   •  (Photo posted Wednesday 9 September 2008)   •  (Photo taken 11:29:04 Sunday 25 May 2008)   •  © 2008 Terry Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #CarnivalParade_2412T
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Devoured its own hair
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Another African style carved wooden mask. This person had a hand to the mouth giving the effect of the mask eating its own hair.


Carnival Parade 2008 internal link   •  24th Street, San Francisco, California   •  (Photo posted Wednesday 9 September 2008)   •  (Photo taken 10:36:22 Sunday 25 May 2008)   •  © 2008 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #CarnivalParade_3195B
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His stern look
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His stern look was the result of dark wood carved without a smile.


Carnival Parade 2008 internal link   •  24th Street, San Francisco, California   •  (Photo posted Wednesday 9 September 2008)   •  (Photo taken 11:28:16 Sunday 25 May 2008)   •  © 2008 Terry Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #CarnivalParade_2408T
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