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Mask, Brazil

In the archive of the Ethnographic Collections, Moesgaard Museum, there is a file called “Tourist in the 1960s”. There are no artefacts related to the file, but the files bears witness to an interest in tourism in the middle of the 20th century. Tourism as […]

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Dressing up: The Pwevo mask

If you live in Denmark, and just happened to be at home yesterday, you might be surprised by groups of costumed children ringing your doorbell, singing songs and asking for money, and promising mischief if you do not comply. Yesterday, you see, was ‘Fastelavn’, the […]

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Bird Mask – Chad

  We know – it’s too late for Halloween inspiration! Nevertheless, this mask deserves some attention, not least because of the effort it must have taken to wear it. Made to resemble a bird’s head – more specifically the head of a large Ground Hornbil […]

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Pwoom Itok Mask – DR Congo

By its name alone, you get the impression of something powerful. Pwoom itok! With characteristic cone-shaped eyes with holes around the sides, colourful decorations, a crown of feathers, and a slightly anticipating facial expression, the mask is meant to be worn by a dancer, resembling an old, wise man, […]

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Pende Mbangu Mask – DR Congo

So, I don’t know about you guys, but often when something bad happens to me, I can’t help but wonder: Why me? Personally, I think the Pende people from DR Congo have come up with an answer that makes just as mush sense as any […]

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Savi Mask – Papua New Guinea

We know, right? The second you realized what is actually emerging from the mouth of this mask, you probably had a small twitch? We certainly did! And so, according to the Iatmul people of Papua New Guinea, do the evil powers of ancestral and natural […]

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