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In the image we can see the bust of a person wearing a cachúa mask (the popular character of Cabral's carnival, Barahona). The mask appears in frontal view, which allows to identify two holes to be able to look, an opening corresponding to the mouth and four pointed chifles. Towards the right side of the mask, fringed paper with the colors of the Dominican flag hang from the top. In the lower part of the photograph we can see how the individual holds a whip or whip, traditional element of this character.

Curious fact:
In the community of Cabral the carnival takes place in an atypical or maroon way because it is celebrated during Holy Week and ends with a ceremony in the cemetery, above the tombs of the deceased cachúas. The Cachúas represent the cultural manifestation of greater recognition of the town of Cabral, are the "dancing devils" that invade the town the three days following Good Friday. These characters wear masks and disguises totally dissimilar to those of the rest of the country, they also use fuetes to make them thunder and to hit the onlookers without disguise.

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