Ella Silvennoinen

Ella Silvennoinen

FINLAND / 22 / COSTUME DESIGNER / WALKER IN THE RAIN / DANCER IN THE DARK
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LIKUKULENGUE. Mask and costume from the Chokwe of Zambia. Photo by Francois d’Elbee

Mask and costume from the Chokwe of Zambia. Photo by French-born Zambia-based photographer Francois d’Elbee via the photographer's site

Dogon (Mali) Ceremonial Mask

Dogon Mask, Africa : "This 'elephant-mask' with its long hood nose and large ears and decorated with multicoloured beads, is characteristic of the Bamileke secret society in West Cameroon, to whom it is unique.

Tuareg woman, Niger. Tuareg women have a great freedom and participate in family and tribal decisions. Descent and inheritance are both through the maternal line, although modern ways continue to encroach on time-honored customs.

Tuareg women have a great freedom and participate in family and tribal decisions. Descent and inheritance are both through the maternal line, although modern ways continue to encroach on time-honored customs.

The Tuareg Tribe. The men wear the veils not the women. Keeps them protected from sun and sand, but also keeps them confined and anti-social. "Blue Men of the Desert" because the blue indigo that the fabric is dyed in rubs off on their skin. Turbans can be made with 16.5 feet of fabric.

The Tuareg Tribe. The men wear the veils not the women. Called the Blue Men of the Desert because the indigo dye in their cloth rubs off on their skin giving it a blue tinge.

Tuareg man in all his glory, Niger

Tuareg man competing in the best traditional dress at the Iferouane Festival, Niger © Evelyne Dubos

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