Calunga cape

Maracatu ElefanteFirst half of the 20th century

Museu do Homem do Nordeste

Museu do Homem do Nordeste
Recife, Brazil

An expression of the Brazilian carnival, the Maracatu parade evokes the processions of the African rulers. Formerly disseminated across the country, it currently only survives in Pernambuco.


  • Title: Calunga cape
  • Creator: Maracatu Elefante
  • Date Created: First half of the 20th century
  • Location Created: Pernambuco - Brasil
  • Physical Dimensions: 57 x 50 x 2 cm
  • Type: Piece of clothing
  • Rights: Fundação Joaquim Nabuco
  • Medium: Fabric

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