Mudcat Café message #1651787 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #88125   Message #1651787
Posted By: Azizi
19-Jan-06 - 07:40 PM
Thread Name: Iko Iko
Subject: RE: Iko Iko
The similarity between the feathered and beaded suits wore by the African Americans who masks as Mardi Gras Indians and the feathered customes wore by White men who parade with the fancy divisions of various Philadelphia, PA Mummers groups is unmistakable.

Examples of Mardi Gras Indian can be found at http://www.zymondo.com/mardigras/indians.html and http://www.mardigrasindians.com/

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Examples of Philadelphia Mummers can be found at Philadelphia fancy division mummer , "Downtowners" Mummers photos and Philadelphia mummers website