Ceremonial Conquistador Mask used during the Dance of the Conquest. This character represents a Spanish soldier; a captain or a simple combatant. During the Dance, they will fight against the Mayan Warriors. This character could also be used as a Cowboy in the Bull Dance. Blond hair, sideburns and moustaches are nicely carved. Notice the gracefully painted eyebrows and eyelashes that highlight the beautiful blue glass eyes. Gorgeous red and white flower decorations, blushed cheeks, and perfect teeth give the mask a unique look. Great patina on the back denotes use. Please notice that the price includes FREE USPS Shipping.
Age: Approximately carved in the 1950’s.
Ethnic Group: K’iché
Origin: Santa Cruz del Quiché, El Quiché
Use: Dance of the Conquest, Baile del Torito
Technique: hand carved at a Morería
Size: Approximately 7” x 6” x 5”