This is a very rare tapir or “Danta” Mask from Rabinal; grey and black painted, decorated with gorgeous painted eyes and two tusks. Beautiful delicate painted ears and a lovely nose give this piece a gorgeous look. Patina on the back denotes use and age. The piece had a bug-related problem as many holes in the mask’s surface show, but it has been already treated. Please notice that the price includes FREE USPS Shipping.
Age: Approximately carved in the 1940’s.
Ethnic Group: K’iché Achí
Origin: Rabinal, Baja Verapaz
Use: Baile de Animalitos Test of the Rope, Baile Convite
Technique: hand carved at a Morería
Size: Approximately 7.5” x 8” x 5”