Bolivia - Carnaval de Oruro

Close-up of mask on a dancer in the Festival del Gran Poder.

El Oso de la Diablada, Caranval Bolivia

El Oso de la Diablada, Caranval Bolivia [Seems to say Devil's Bear, and I can believe it.

The devil mask captures the essence of the Oruro Carnival. The devil or Supay represents the Andean pre-conquest underworld figure that was lord of the hills and transmogrified by the Christians as the Devil. Masks like this are worn with equally ornate costumes in the big parade. An authentic, full-sized parade mask, it is made of very strong papier mache, and the horns are removable.

The devil mask captures the essence of the Oruro Carnival. The devil or Supay…

Acabo de compartir la foto de Ronald Alex Espinoza Marón que representa a: Diablada puneña

Acabo de compartir la foto de Ronald Alex Espinoza Marón que representa a: Diablada puneña

Ours de la Diablada (Musée du Quai Branly)

Le Quai, Bolivia, Headgear, Carnival, South America, Ethnic, Folk, Folklore, La Paz

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