Masks of Mexico

Masks of Mexico : Tigers, Devils & the Dance of Life

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This is a state-by-state guide for collectors and general folk art enthusiasts to learn about the types of masked dances still carried out in Mexico's Indian and mestizo communities today. Close to one-hundred colour photographs of authenticated masks from the collection of the Museum of International Folk Art are presented, including finely carved pieces from the 19th century to simple face coverings made in the past ten years. The masked ceremonies are brought to life with documentary photographs showing masqueraders acting out their roles.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 118 pages
  • 215 x 270 x 8.13mm | 503g
  • New Mexico, United States
  • English
  • New
  • colour photos
  • 0890133255
  • 9780890133255
  • 869,478

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"Delivers a powerful message...beyond the decorative and colorful elements emerges the idea that native cultures have an insight into the mysteries of life and death."
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About Barbara Mauldin

Barbara Mauldin, Ph.D. has been curator of Latin American Folk Art at the Museum of In-ternational Folk Art since 1991.
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