Vintage Wood Dance Devil Mask Mexican Folk Art Handmade Collectible Tongue Bat
- Amazing Wood Devil Dance Mask From Mexico.
- Tall/Height- 10 1/2"
- Wide- 13" (ear to ear)
- Deep- 5 1/2"
- This amazing vintage devil mask is made of of one piece of wood.
- This strange and amazing devil mask has it's tongue sticking out of his mouth.
- The mask also has a colorful bat on it's forehead.
- The mask is also very cool and can be hung in any part of your home, office or be given as a gift.
- When we are in Mexico, we find vintage and exciting pieces of folk art. We are always looking for vintage treasures to bring back to you.
- 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.