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Patzcar with thick eyebrows
$1550

Patzcar with thick eyebrows
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  • Patzcar with thick eyebrows
  • Patzcar with thick eyebrows
  • Patzcar with thick eyebrows
  • Patzcar with thick eyebrows
  • Patzcar with thick eyebrows
  • Patzcar with thick eyebrows
  • Patzcar with thick eyebrows

The following item belongs to the range of “Antique and Rare Items of the Casa de Artes’ Treasures Series”. This item can only be purchased online using PAYPAL or a US Dollar Check sent to our P.O. Box address in Florida, USA. For buying instructions please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ----- The Patzcar Dance is a very good example of the Indigenous view about the European colonization and the Western Culture. The plot of the ceremony is the life at a ranch and the cowboys that work at the ranch are played by Indigenous people. The Patzcar has a wife or daughter, the “Patzcarina”; the cowboys will fight each other with whips (for real) to earn the love of the Patzcarina. The winner will take her away, fooling the boss. All the Patzcar Masks have white skin, moustaches, chin beard and some even have sunburned cheeks (red dots on cheeks and nose), indicating the European roots. Notice the thick carved black painted eyebrows and stylish black painted eyelashes and moustaches giving the character an elegant look. Patina on the back denotes use. 

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Age: Approximately carved in the 1930’s.
Ethnic Group: K’iché
Origin: Nahualá, Sololá
Materials: Wood
Use: Patzcar Dance
Technique: hand carved at a Morería
Size: Approximately 5.5” x 7.5” x 4”
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