Mardi Gras Indian Info 


Mardi Gras Indian Traditions: New V. Old 

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'“I’m not going to tell you my secrets now,” warns Clarence “Chief Delco” Delcour of the Creole Osceola Mardi Gras Indian gang. “I come from the old school of it; I come from the old culture of it. My thing was basically not studying the chiefs today. I studied the chiefs that are gone away. That’s what I had to do for the culture.”'
OffBeat Article by Geraldine Wyckoff


Mardi Gras Indians Going Mainstream 

Beyonce used Mardi Gras Indians briefly in her New Orleans themed music video for "Formation" bringing this relatively obscure culture further into the main stream. Watch the full video above.  


Mardi Gras Indian Suits 

 Akasha Rabut 

Akasha Rabut 

 Akasha Rabut

Akasha Rabut

 Akasha Rabut

Akasha Rabut

Vogue wrote an article on the "extraordinary style of the Mardi Gras Indians." This article dives deeper into the background of the beautiful suits that Mardi Gras Indians spend all year making by hand.