Wood Devil Dance Mask with Green Snakes by Jorge Sierra Morales
Amazing Wood Devil Dance Mask From Mexico.
- Tall/Height- 20" (with horns)
- Height- 10 1/4" (without horns)
- Wide- 11" (Including horns)
- Wide- 8 1/4" (without horns)
- Deep- 6 1/2" (without horns)
- The mask was made by Jorge Sierra Morales.
- The mask is signed by Jorge.
- This mask has many details along with two green snakes on the face.
- Jorge is from the Lake Pasquaro area, in the state of Michoacan.
- He began learning to make masks from his grandfather at the age of 8 and after 20 years Jorge has perfected his art.
- His work is based on traditional masks made of the copal tree.
- You can add wall mounting hardware or just sit it on a piece of furniture.
- The mask is hand carved and hand painted with automotive paint.
- This makes the colors of the masks very bright. (darker and shinier in person).
- The mask has removable horns and fangs.
- Mexican mask-folk art refers to the making and use of masks for various traditional dances and ceremony in Mexico. Evidence of mask making in the country extends for thousands of years and was a well-established part of ritual life in Mexico when the Spanish arrived.
- In the early colonial period, evangelists took advantage of native customs of dance and mask to teach the Catholic faith although later, colonial authorities tried to ban both unsuccessfully.
- Mask traditions have continued to evolve into new forms, depicting Mexico’s history and newer forms of popular culture such as lucha libre. Most traditional masks are made of wood, with others made from leather, wax, cardboard, paper mache and other materials. Common depictions in masks include Europeans (Spanish, French, hacienda owners, etc.), Afro-Mexicans old men and women, animals, and the fantastic/supernatural, especially demons/the Devil.
- Great for collectors of Mexican masks or for anyone that loves masks.