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Cajun Mardi Gras masks

Author: Carl Lindahl; Carolyn Ware
Publisher: Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, ©1997.
Series: Folk art and artists series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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,  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Lindahl, Carl, 1947-
Cajun Mardi Gras masks.
Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, ©1997
(OCoLC)891765661
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Carl Lindahl; Carolyn Ware
ISBN: 0878059687 9780878059683 0878059695 9780878059690
OCLC Number: 36573778
Description: 96 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 21 cm.
Contents: Cajun Mardi Gras and Maskmaking. What and Who Are Mardi Gras? Two Mardi Gras Communities. What Happens on Mardi Gras Day. A Historical Sketch of the Screen Mask. Maskmaking Today --
Mardi Gras in Basile: The Men and Their Masks. Basile Maskmakers: Vories Moreau, Potic Rider, J.B. LeBlue and Family. Basile Masks in Action. The Basile Bal --
Women's Mardi Gras in Tee Mamou. Tee Mamou Maskmakers: Suson Launey, Renee Fruge, Jackie Miller. Tee Mamou Masks in Action. The Tee Mamou Dance.
Series Title: Folk art and artists series.
Responsibility: Carl Lindahl and Carolyn Ware.

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