via National Geographic: Europe's Wild Men - Photo Gallery Photograph by Charles Fréger SPAIN Juantramposo, a mischief-maker, appears on Mardi Gras in Alsasua. The festival ends with all the participants taking part in a celebratory dance.
Initiation rituals among Yaka people, near Kasongo Lunda, Belgian Congo 1951 “Yaka masks make their appearance only during the lengthy initiation ceremonies that are performed for boys. The initiation.
Mamuthones (Nuoro, Italian Sardinia) in traditional carnival costume used for pre-Christian rites to ancient gods of agriculture. The mask is carved in pieces of wild pear wood & darkened alder walnut.
“Only you know when you’re using things to protect yourself and keep your ego together, and when you’re opening and letting things fall apart, letting the world come as it is--working with it rather than struggling against it.