Inspiration Monday: Mardi Gras IndiansMar 03 2014 · 0 comments · Inspiration Monday, New Orleans Folk Art
The artistry, culture and traditions surrounding Mardi Gras are out of this world. If you’ve never been to Mardi Gras, you are missing out on an unique cultural experience. The Mardi Gras Indian suits are completely hand made and the tradition is passed down from generation to generation. Each suit is a complete masterpiece and spectacular. One suit takes 8 to 9 months to complete. The Mardi Gras Indian tradition dates back over a century and is living history.
To learn more about the Mardi Gras Indians, visit: New Orleans Mardi Gras Indians
Updated 3/3/14 to include a recent article about the Big Queens of the Mardi Gras Indians.
The Big Queens are not celebrated as much as the Big Chief, but they are essential to carrying on the “masking” legacy to future generations. To read all about all of these women/pioneers, visit: Mardi Gras Indians “Big Queens”
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