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