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Mexican Hand Crafted Wooden Rustic Jaguar Mask

$ 48
  • Jaguar Wood Mask From Mexico.
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  • Measurements:
  •  Length 7" 
  • Width 5" 
  • Depth 4 3/4"
  • This wood mask is made to look like a Jaguar. The pallet of Black, Gold and Red makes this hand carved and painted mask pop. There is a natural crack that has been buttressed by the artisan, it is located on the bottom left side of jaw, see pictures.
  • The mask is great for any collector's item.
  • 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.  
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  •  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. 
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  • After Independence, mask and dance traditions showed a cretinism and mask traditions have continued to evolve into new forms, depicting Mexico’s history and newer forms of popular culture such as lucha libre. 
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  • 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.
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  • Although the devil masks represent evil, they are used to amuse and entertain the spectators.
  • Great for collectors of Mexican masks or for anyone that likes masks.

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