Red horse 2

Size: 36 x 19 x 10 cm

86,00 

1 in stock

All our masks are manually crafted in different types of regional wood. Most have already been used in ceremonies or dances. For that reason, none are  free of small imperfections due to their use and the passage of time but above all, they were never meant to be perfect.

Nowadays, masks are used in a wide variety of ceremonies, festivals, processions and theatre but more often in traditional dances, which are a form of theater, with characters, storyline, music and amateur performers.  Basically anyone who wish to participate can become part of a group. The purpose of the masks is to convert participants into other beings, allowing the person to express himself as if he was someone else, unknown to the public. In many dances, if a dancer does not use a mask, he often wears dark glasses to indicate that he is not his normal self. With few exceptions, masked dances are performed by males, who play both male and female roles. The reason for this is that it was not considered proper for women in Europe to act or dance, a prohibition brought to Mexico by the Spanish.

If you have any question about this piece, please contact us. We will be happy to help.

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