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Africa | Dance costume from the Igbo people of Nigeria | It has a very heavy and complex surface of interwoven and appliqued rope-like cloth over a burlap-like base. It has the typically small conical breasts of a female costume

Africa | Dance costume from the Igbo people of Nigeria | It has a very heavy and complex surface of interwoven and appliqued rope-like cloth over a burlap-like base. It has the typically small conical breasts of a female costume

Towering bark cloth masks by Katnanat Elison of the Baining people of Papua New Guinea.

Towering bark cloth masks by Katnanat Elison of the Baining people of Papua New Guinea.

SPIRIT DANCE COSTUME, BASED IBIBIO PEOPLE IGBO PEOPLE 20TH C. COTTON PATCHWORK AND APPLIQUE 71'' W x 6'' D x 75'' H -  The brightly colored costumes are made and danced by mature men in their late 20's through 50's. The bright patterns of the full body costume, made up of different colored cloth appliqued and detailed design patterns, represent the patterns of body paintings called uli.

SPIRIT DANCE COSTUME, BASED IBIBIO PEOPLE IGBO PEOPLE 20TH C. COTTON PATCHWORK AND APPLIQUE 71'' W x 6'' D x 75'' H - The brightly colored costumes are made and danced by mature men in their late 20's through 50's. The bright patterns of the full body costume, made up of different colored cloth appliqued and detailed design patterns, represent the patterns of body paintings called uli.

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