Ceramic Figurines Mexican Folk Art Collectible Ocumicho Devil Mask/Snake/Lizard
- Mexican Ceramic "Devil Mask".
- Tall- 11"
- Width- 9 1/2"
- Deep- 4 3/4"
- These whimsical and collectible was made by Octavio Esteban Reyes. He learned this wonderful folk art from his native Ocumicho.
- The town is in Michoacán, Mexico. He resides in Ocumicho, Michoacán, Mexico.
- The devil mask has two snakes protruding from the face. The chin also has a protruding scary lizard.
- The teeth are white and creepy.
- The colors are amazing and detailed.
- Ocumicho diablitos or little devils are important to the region’s religious celebrations.
- Popular with collectors, well-conceived diablitos can provide a dependable income to traditional artists and Octavio stands out as one of the region’s best.
- The traditional technique for making Ocumicho diablos art starts with local clay, which is abundant in this area of Michoacán. The clay is shaped by hand into figurines, which are then painted with brushes made of human hair.
- The devils are used mainly in two holidays in the Ocumicho region, Christmas and Holy Week, where they appear in dances and as decoration.
- Octavio, who began making mermaids, fish and diablitos at the age of 12, now runs a family workshop in his hometown. His diablitos or little devils are favorites locally and around Mexico, across the country including in Tlaquepaque, Jalisco, and Mexico City.
- There is crackling on the back of the mask due to shirking of the clay done in the kiln. This does not affect the mask.
- This is a fun ceramic piece can be added to your home, of an office or as a gift.
- We will make that your mask are extremely well packed and insured.