Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Caribbean Heritage Carnival Mask

Carnival was introduced to Trinidad around 1785, as the French settlers began to arrive. The use of masks had special meaning for the slaves, because for many African peoples, masking is widely used in their rituals for the dead.
For African people, carnival became a way to express their power as individuals, as well as their rich cultural traditions.

Trinidad's carnival is a beautiful example of how carnival can unite the world. For in this small nation, the beliefs and traditions of many cultures have come together; and for a brief five days each year, the whole country forgets their differences to celebrate life! As a part of my tribute I have created these two Caribbean Heritage Carnival Mask.

Item's used from Gina's Designs
Peacock Feathers Shape Set

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