Moro Veracruz Mask:  A great example of a moro for “Danza de Moros y Cristianos” during Santo Santiago festivals in the state of Veracruz (Otomi-Nahuatl Culture) wood with metal teeth. Muerte Naolinco Mask:  1970's muerte mask worn for “danza de la negrada” in the highland village of Naolinco, Veracruz (nahuatl culture).  Excellent condition and paint job. Rhino Mask:  Late 20th century rhinoceros mask worn for carnival fiestas from Alto Tio Diego, Veracruz (nahuatl culture).  Inside padding, dance wear, and cow horn. Payaso Naolinco Mask:  mid 20th century clown mask worn for “Danza de la Negrada” in the highland village of Naolinco, Veracruz (nahuatl culture). Excellent condition and patina.

Mexican Masks from the states of Veracruz,

Hidalgo & San Luis Potosi

Faristeo Mexican Mask: Zoomorphic fariseo mask worn for Semana Santa drama from the Huasteca region of San Luis Potosi (huastec culture).  Late 20th century, excellent condition. Xantolo Mexican Mask: Primitive mask worn in "danza de xantolos" for day of the dead fiestas in the huasteca region of Hidalgo and San Luis Potosi states.  This mask has at least two coats of paint and is in solid condition.

Veracruz, Hidalgo, and San Luis Potosi State Masks

This region of Mexico has  Huastec, Nahuatl, Otomi, and Totonac communities who proudly continue to wear masks in traditional  religious dramas.  Holy Week, Day of the Dead, and Carnival are important celebrations throughout the region and many masks  participate in all of them.  Huastec communities wear pairs of small masks in the Juanegro love drama between a rancher and his  black servant.  Moor and Christian battle dramas and Conquista dances are carried out by Nahuatl and Totonac people along the  Hidalgo state border.  Carnival is a festive time in this area where the various ethnic groups carve and wear a wide range of  character masks including viejos, bulls, mojicas, monkeys, goats, birds, skulls, clowns, and strange erotic masks.  In San Luis  Potosi, Huastec people make large elaborate devil masks to wear for Holy Week, each community elaborating a particular style.   Day of the Dead among the Huastec of Hidalgo and San Luis Potosi is when Xantolo dances are performed.  A form of supplicant,  Xantolos wear crude primitive masks as they go from house to house asking for food from the recent harvest and simulating sexual  acts with ancestral spirits to help promote a good agricultural season and harvest the following year.
Erotica Mask: Unusual penis nose erotic carnival mask from Veracruz.  Excellent condition, hardwood Moro Blanco Mask: Unusual white “moro” mask worn in moor and christian battle drama for Santo Santiago fiesta in the highlands of Veracruz.  Nahuatl culture, hardwood, heavy wear yet solid condition Mexican Mask for sale by Galeria Olinala Buy Mexican Masks online About us and our mexican mask collection for sale Cantact us for information about our masks Terms & Conditions Galeria Olinala by Brewster Brocmann Complete Mexican Masks Collection For Sale