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Here we present to you all of our Mexican Masks available to purchase now.  These masks are ritual objects that have been worn in ceremonial performances from various ethnic groups in Mexico.  They embody the mysticism, magic, and religion of the cultures who produce them to define the fervor, the ethic, and the vigor of their communtities.  Negritos, tigres, diablos, moros, tastoanes, and tlacololeros are only some of the other faces of Mexico.  You can view all the available masks on this page or you can also click on ‘View Masks by State’ and view the collection from different Mexican states.
Hermit Colima Mask: wonderful hermit mask for pastorela christmas drama made by Candelario family from Suchitlan, Colima (nahuatl culture).  Sisal beard, mustache, and eyebrows. Diablo Suchitlan Mask: Incredible diablo mask for pastorela christmas drama made by Candelario family from Suchitlan, Colima (nahuatl culture).  Large bull horns that have "la rabia" written on them. Olinala Tigre Mask:  large mid 20th century tigre mask from Olinala, Guerrero, a nahuatl community famous for its laquerware.  Good condition and a patina from extensive dancing. Tigre Temalaca Mask: 1960's Tigre mask worn for “Danza de Tecuanes” during la fiesta de San Miguel in Temalacatzingo, Guerrero (Nahuatl Culture). Tiempo Mask: 1970's Tiempo Mask worn for “Danza de tres potencias” in Guerrero (nahuatl culture). Excellent condition with real animal teeth, 7.5 x 7 inches Diablito Rojo Mask: Mid 20th century diablo mask for "siete vicios" and "tres potencias" dramas from the mountains of Guerrero (nahuatl culture).  Heavy dance wear, only one leather ear, one of the horns was replaced at some point in time. Muerte Costa Chica Mask: Worn during day of the dead rituals, this humorous late 20th century muerte masks comes from the afro-mixtec people of the costa chica region of  Guerrero.  Carved from hardwood this mask has some paint damage from wear, otherwise Tlacololero mask: Worn in La Danza de los Tlacololeros in arid early May during La Fiesta de la Santa Cruz in Zitlala, Guerrero. A Nahuatl rain dance in which the tlacololeros march around town cracking their whips to mimic the thunder to promote a good r Archero Amarillo: 1970's  Archareo mask from San Martin de las Piramides next to Teotihuacan archaelogical site in the state of Mexico.  Archareos are an army of pagan archers who take sides with Pontius Pilate and fight against Santo Santiago. Made from Negrito Michoacan Mask: From San Lorenzo, Michoacan, a classic negrito mask for "danza de los negritos", an elegant drama performed during winter ceremonies in the tarascan highlands (purepecha culture). 30 + years old, hardwood, head-dress made of lamb s Hermit Mask:  Unusual primitive Hermit Mask worn for “La Pastorela” (Christmas Drama) in the highlands of Michoacan (Purepecha Culture). 30 + years. Diablito Tocuaro Mask:  1970's devil mask used in pastorela dramas during christmas festivities in Tocuaro, Michoacan (Purepecha Culture). Wonderful carving, patina, and condition. Diablo Cornudo Mask: Unusual large devil mask from Michoacan carved from a single piece of wood.  Worn for pastorela drama during christmas (Purepecha culture). 21 x 15 inches Diablito Negro Mask:  Mid 20th century diablito mask worn for pastorela christmas drama from Michoacan (purepecha culture).  Hardwood with rich patina inside-out from decades of dancing, one horn is missing its point Curpite Mask: mid 20th century Curpite mask worn in La Danza de los Curpites during winter ceremonies in the Purepecha community of San Juan Nuevo, Michoacan.  Carved wood with animal teeth and cow tail beard.  Excellent condition.  Rastrero Mask:  A classic rastrero (tracker) mask worn during Carnaval Purepecha processions in Charo, Michoacan. Mid 20th century, carved wood with horse tail beard and mustache.  Carnavalero Mask: Finely carved bearded mask worn in carnival dances from Tocuaro, a small Purepecha mask carving community along the shores of lake Patzcuaro in Michoacan.  Carved from avocado wood. Hermit Michoacan Mask: 1960's hermit mask with a beautiful warm patina from years of dancing. Worn for pastorela dramas during christmas season from the Purepecha highlands of Michoacan.  Excellent condition, dense hard-wood. Negrita Mask: Rare negrita mask from La Danza de los Negritos in which only one female mask appears from San Lorenzo, a Purepecha village in the highlands of Michoacan. 30 + years old, excellent condition Viejo Ermita Mask:  Mid 20th century primitive hermit mask with years of heavy dance use and multiple paint jobs.  Carved from dense hard-wood with rough patina Diablo Rojo de Charo: Incredible large diablo mask worn for Carnival by the Purepecha people of Charo, Michoacan.  Carved from a single piece of wood with horse tail hair plugs for a beard and eyebrows. Diablo Charo Mask: Golden diablo mask worn for Carnaval Purepecha in the town of Charo, Michoacan.  30 + years old, real bull horns and cow tail hair plugs for beard and eyebrows. Negro Uruapan Mask: Classic negro mask from Uruapan, Michoacan used in La Danza de los Negros. This mask resembles those made by Don Victoriano Salgado however it was carved by a mask maker long deceased from the highlands near Paracho. Cora Mask: Judio mask worn for La Judea Cora during easter in Jesus Maria Nayarit.  An indian equinox ceremony overlaid with missionary Holy Week practices.  Their masks are difficult to come by as they get destroyed in the river after the four day fiesta Chivo Costa Chica Mask:  Classic chivo mask used in "la danza de los tejorones" for carnival fiestas in the coastal mixtec villages of the costa chica region of Oaxaca.  Hardwood, cow horns, excellent condition Diablo Oaxaca Mask: A rare diablo mask from "la danza de los tejorones" performed during carnival fiestas in the coastal mixtec communities of the costa chica of Oaxaca. 30 + years old, hardwood, bull horns and pig tusks.  excellent condition except for a Tejon Barbon Mask: Unusual bearded tejoron mask from la danza de los tejorones, a hunting drama carried out during Carnaval Mixteco in the Costa Chica region of Oaxaca.  Hard-wood, excellent condition, 40 + years old. Pilato Mask: Rare Pontius Pilate mask worn for Semana Santa drama during easter from the Sierra Norte region of Puebla (otomi/nahuatl culture).  Mid 20th century, hardwood, dark rich inside patina.  Moro Mask: Green moro mask used in "danza de moros y cristianos" for Santo Santiago fiesta in the northern highlands of Puebla (nahuatl culture).  Surface reflects heavy dance wear yet mask is in solid condition. Huehueton Mask: Mid 20th century Huehueton mask worn for “Danza de los Hue Hues” during summer coffee festivals in the northern highlands of the state of Puebla (Totonac Culture).  Excellent condition, patina and paint job reflect its old age Hue Hue Mask:  Huehueton mask worn for “Danza de los Hue-Hues” during summer coffee festivals in the northern highlands of the state of Puebla (Totonac Culture). Hardwood, excellent condition and patina. Rey Puebla Mask: 1950's king mask from the northern highlands of Puebla. Worn for carnival and for coffee harvest ceremonies. Excellent condition, hardwood, warm patina, lace, and horse tail hair. 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. Fariseo Muerte Mask: Skull fariseo mask worn for Easter by the Otomi people of El Doctor, Queretaro.  Made from layers of glued denim, enamel paint with long sisal wig. Fariseo Cuervo Mask: Horned raven fariseo mask worn for Easter by the Otomi people of El Doctor, Queretaro.  Made from layers of glued denim, goat horns, enamel paint with long sisal wig. 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. 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. Moro Hayacocotla Mask: A blue eyed Moro mask worn in Moor and Christian battle dramas by the Nahuatl people of Veracruz.  Excellent condition with unusual double  peep holes above and below eyes, carved from hard-wood.  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 Torito Chiapas Mask: Finely carved little bull mask with real horns and woven sisal head-dress for La Danza de los Parachicos.  This dance dates back to colonial times when a sick wealthy child was cured by his mothers prayers to San Sebastian.  Para-los- Torito Parachico Mask: Finely carved little bull mask with real horns and woven sisal head-dress for La Danza de los Parachicos.  This dance dates back to colonial times when a sick wealthy child was cured by his mothers prayers to San Sebastian.  Para-lo Parachico Mask: Finely carved santos style Parachico mask made and worn by the Zoque indians of Chiapas.  La danza de los Parachicos dates back to colonial times when a sick wealthy child was cured by his mothers prayers to San Sebastian. To this day the Borrache Danza del Torito Mask: The favorite characters in La Danza del Torito from Guanajuato are the borrachas (drunken women) with whom the patron (wealthy land lord) is fooling around.  Made from felt and fiber-glass and painted several times Patron Mask: Mid 20th century patron mask for "danza del torito" a popular morality play performed in the state of Guanajuato.  Hardwood with wonderful patina from decades of dancing, inside has been manipulated several times to fit the contour of differe Perra Maravilla Mask: Rare vintage “Wonder Bitch” mask worn for “Danza de los Dastoanes” from Santa Cruz de las Huertas, Jalisco.  She accompanies Santo Santiago in the drama as he tries to defeat and convert the wild tastoanes.  Excellent condition made Tastoan Verde Mask:  Vintage Tastoan mask worn for “Danza de los tastoanes” from Santa Cruz de las Huertas, Jalisco.  Made of thick leather, wood, and resin. Hermit San Francisco Mask:  Primitive hermit mask (30+ years old) worn for pastorela drama during christmas season from San Francisco Ixcatan, Jalisco near Guadalajara.  Carved from dense hard-wood and woven sisal beard Perra Maravilla Mask: Rare vintage “Wonder Bitch” mask worn for “Danza de los Dastoanes” from Santa Cruz de las Huertas, Jalisco.  She accompanies Santo Santiago in the drama as he tries to defeat and convert the wild tastoanes.  Excellent condition made 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 Mexican Masks by state Mexican Masks by state Mexican Masks by state