credit: American Festivals Project
The American Festivals Project took off to New Orleans to document Indian Sunday, a major gathering of the Mardi Gras Indian tribes. Each suit is a labor intensive work of art hand sewn by the wearer. By tradition, a new suit is required each year, and St. Joseph's night marks the last parade before the current years suits are dismantled.
Video and photo gallery at AFP
St. Joseph’s night, New Orleans–a battle between the Mardi Gras Indian tribes - American Festivals Project