Cajun Mardi Gras Masks

Cajun Mardi Gras Masks

by Carl Lindahl, Carolyn Ware
     
 

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Here is a study of the Cajun Mardi Gras tradition and its manifestation in the work of six of the most creative and popular folk artists in two rural communities. Potic Rider and the Moreau and LeBlue families represent the largely male maskmaking traditions of Basile, Louisiana. Suson Launey, Renee Fruge, and Jackie Miller are the female counterparts in festivities… See more details below

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Here is a study of the Cajun Mardi Gras tradition and its manifestation in the work of six of the most creative and popular folk artists in two rural communities. Potic Rider and the Moreau and LeBlue families represent the largely male maskmaking traditions of Basile, Louisiana. Suson Launey, Renee Fruge, and Jackie Miller are the female counterparts in festivities held in Tee Mamou. As the communities celebrate, their masks become an intrinsic ingredient in the annual rites. This book introudces the artists, the performances, and processes of creating the fantastical masks.

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A study of Cajun Mardi Gras and its traditional maskmaking, focusing on the traditions in the towns of Tee Mamou and Basile. The authors examine the history of maskmaking, profile six current practitioners, and talk about what actually happens on Mardi Gras day in various Cajun communities. Includes color photos of masks and their makers and revelries in progress. No index. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

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ISBN-13:
9781617031342
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
Publication date:
01/28/2011
Series:
Folk Art and Artists Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
96
Product dimensions:
7.90(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.30(d)

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