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Man Face Wood Hanging Mask Mexico Folk Art Hand Crafted/Painted Collectible

Man Face Wood Hanging Mask Mexico Folk Art Hand Crafted/Painted Collectible

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  • "Man with Mustache" Wood Mask From Teul, Zacatecas, Mexico.
  • Tall- 11-1/2"
  • Wide- 7-1/2"
  • Deep- 4"
  • The mask were made by Master craftsman Don Cruz Manuel Jacobo Donate.
  • He has received many awards and has been recognized by the Mexican government as a master craftsman.
  • Mr Donate has initialed the mask.
  • The Mask has Eye Brows, Eye Lashes, Cheeks, Mustache and Red Lips. 

  • These masks are made in the village of Teul, Mexico.
  • These masks are made for traditional dances.

  • Mr Cruz began making his masks back in the 1960's where he used them to dance with.
  • This mask was made in the 2015.

  • 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.

  • This is a large unique and a wonderful piece of Mexican folk art.
  • Gorgeous for your home, as a gift or an office.
  • More photos are available at your request.
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