This is the classic Nahualá’s bull mask with a sun symbol painted on the forehead. The black background is highlighted by a white section that together with the beautiful black painted eyes and leather ears gives the piece a special look. Wooden horns, painted black and white, are attached to the piece. The black snout has carved details to represent both, nose and mouth. Patina on the back denotes use.
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Age: Approximately carved in the 1950’s.
Ethnic Group: K’iché
Origin: Nahualá, Sololá
Materials: Wood and leather
Use: Bull Dance, Patzcar’s Dance
Technique: hand carved at a Morería
Size: Approximately 9” x 6” x 8” (horns and ears included)