Mexican Mask

Collection by Shinichiro Akasaka

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Yellow Cat Mask  Suchitlán, Colima    13 Inches, carved wood with paint    Carved by Herminio Candelario, his work has been documented in the book by Lechuga and Sayer, Mask Arts of Mexico p.63, and in fact a mask by this carver is on the cover of the book. He is also one of the five carvers honored in Great Masters of Mexican Folk Art, pages 242-3. This mask was collected directly from the carver by Dinah Gaston. It has been lightly used.    In the dance of the Morenos/ Dance of Los…

Xantolo en San Martín Chalchicuautla, San Luis Potosí, México.

Destinos - Xantolo, la fiesta detrás de una máscara

El diablo anda suelto, pero eso no achicopala los ánimos para seguir con el jolgorio

Man With Glasses Mask Mexico

Man With Glasses Mask Mexico

This humorous wooden mask comes from the Nahua community of Zontecomatlan, Veracruz, Mexico. Part of the Ruth Lechuga collection which was displayed at the Mexican Cultural Institute in Washington, DC

jaguar and his dog

jaguar and his dog

the dog plays an essential role in the Mixtec jaguar dance from San Juan Colorado on the coast of Oaxaca Mexico

Fiesta Huasteca

Fiesta Huasteca

The devil appears with two Huastec men at a fiesta in San Luis Potosi Mexico. The man at right with the bow and arrows is dressed in a woman's costume

Tiger Mask Oaxaca Mexico

Tiger Mask Oaxaca Mexico

Mask maker Jose "Che" Luna holds one of his creations -- a wooden tiger mask. Huazolotitlan, Oaxaca, Mexico

Mask Carver Michoacan Mexico

Mask Carver Michoacan Mexico

Arturo carves a wooden mask in a small Purepecha town near Lake Patzcuaro in Michoacan Mexico

Mask Carver Michoacan Mexico

Mask Carver Michoacan Mexico

Arturo carves a wooden mask in a small Purepecha town near Lake Patzcuaro in Michoacan Mexico

Man with Tigre Mask Mexico

Man with Tigre Mask Mexico

A young mask carver poses with a jaguar (tigre) mask in Suchiapa, Chiapas Mexico

Deer Mask Oaxaca Mexico

Deer Mask Oaxaca Mexico

Mask masker Che Luna holds a deer mask of his creation. Huazolotitlan, Oaxaca Mexico

Wooden Carnival devil mask from El Pueblito, Querétaro, Mexico, $70 (+$20 S+H)

Wooden Carnival devil mask from El Pueblito, Querétaro, Mexico, $70 (+$20 S+H)

Don Victoriano

Don Victoriano

a portrait of Victoriano Salgado of Uruapan Michoacan. The maker of some of the finest masks in Mexico and a very gracious gentleman. Uno de los grandes maestros del arte popular mexicano

Mask Maker Oaxaca Mexico

Mask Maker Oaxaca Mexico

Wood carver Fausto Luna demonstrates how one of his masks would be worn. Huazolotitlan, Oaxaca, Mexico

Che Luna and Mask Mexico

Che Luna and Mask Mexico

Jose "Che" Luna holds a wooden mask that he carved. Huazolotitlan, Oaxaca, Mexico

Masked couple Janitzio

Masked couple Janitzio

The best dressed couple on the island of Janitzio Michoacan