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Mexican Wood Hanging Mask Folk Art Hand Crafted/Painted Collectible Feathers

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Seller: laurabruce2 (1,445) 99.1%, Location: Eugene, Oregon, Ships to: US & many other countries, Item: 222665028610 Wood Mask From Mexico. The mask is 11 1/4" tall.It is 7 1/2" in in width. It is 4 1/2" deep. The mask represents a blue eyed Spaniard with a feathered headband. The condition of the mask is new but because these masks are hand made, the wood is old and some times the wood cracks. The mask is great for any collector's item.These masks are made in the village of San Francisco and Teloloapan from the state of Guerrero. 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. 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. 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 likes masks. Condition: New, Provenance: Ownership History Available, Country/Region of Manufacture: Mexico

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