Thursday, February 15, 2007
Typical elaborate Mardi Gras Indian costume
In numerous panels a mass of sequins are sewed so as to present design motifs of the native peoples. But the spirit of the costume is African.
The Indians chant in a Creole patois and play percussion as they march through their neighborhoods on Fat Tuesday. The following year an Indian will entirely redesign his "suit." It is made by hand with help from family and friends.