Calunga dress Calunga dress

Maracatu Elefante

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 dress Calunga dress
  • Creator: Maracatu Elefante
  • Date Created: First half of the 20th century
  • Location Created: Pernambuco - Brasil
  • Physical Dimensions: 59 x 72 x 3 cm
  • Type: Piece of clothing
  • Rights: Fundação Joaquim Nabuco, Fundação Joaquim Nabuco
  • Medium: Fabric

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