The following item belongs to the range of “Antique and Rare Items of the Casa de Artes’ Treasures Series”. This gorgeous old ceremonial Jaguar Mask has a yellow painted skin and has gracious black and white stripes as decoration. The big red nose has horse-hair made whiskers to highlight the snout. Black painted eyebrows and black and grey eyelashes pop in the green background that frame the eyes, giving the piece an outstanding expression. Notice the alert positioned green ears that denote the readiness for the hunt. The fat red lips surround the terrifying teeth. The backside patina denotes lots of wear. Please notice that the price includes FREE USPS Shipping.
Age: Approximately carved in the 1940’s.
Ethnic Group: K’iché
Origin: San Cristobal Totonicapán
Materials: Wood, horse hair
Use: Baile de Animalitos, Deer Dance
Technique: hand carved at a Morería
Size: Approximately 8” x 7” x 5”