Mask Item 277

Price Upon Request

9.75 H. x 6.5 W. inches

Wood and oil paint. Obvious signs of having been repainted.

Notes:  This mask represents the character " El Ventaron " in the dance Los Tlacololeros.  The name El Ventaron is derived from the Spanish word "viento", meaning wind.  El Ventaron represents a bad spirit who send destructive winds which damage the crops.  Tlacololero is derived from the word "tlacolol", which means a parcel of land in the Nahuatl  language.   A Tlacololero is one who works this land.

Final Quarter 20th Century