Tastoan Mask Ubaldo Macías Bernabe Mexican Fine Folk Art Br/White

$ 325.99
  • Mexican Tastoan Ceramic Hanging Mask.
  • Height- 10 3/4"
  • Wide- 9"
  • Deep- 7"
  • This specific mask was made by the award-winning craftsman Ubaldo Macías of Tonalá, along with his two sons and his wife.
  • The mask is signed with Famma or Familia Macias.
  • This incredible and yet frighting ceramic mask is made in the Macias workshop.
  • The white shades you see in the photos are reflections from the light.
  • On July 25, the festival commemorates a battle between the indigenous warriors of the area and conquistadors. The appearance of the Tastoanes, who represent indigenous warriors, conveys their ferocity through sharp teeth, large noses, and snakes, lizards, scorpions and spiders for decorations.
  • During the celebration, tastoanes and either three kings wearing ceramic masks or three Aztec priestesses (one representing the Tonaltec queen Tzapotzintli, also known as Tzuapili or Cihualpilli) walk along a parade route and dance to music carrying swords or whips, after which they make defiant speeches and engage in a mock battle (jugada) with a participant carrying a whip who represents St. James.
  • This is a unique and one of a kind a wonderful piece of Mexican folk art.
  • Gorgeous for your home, as a gift for someone special or in an office.
  • We will make sure that the mask is extremely well packed and is insured.

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