Mexican Mask with Dark Hair and Beard M898

This particular mask has a huge amount of personality and quite a range of moods, as the pictures attend. A really first-rate example of this deeply Mexican art and practice. 9" x 6" x 3".  12" high on its metal stand Price on request. Mexican mask-folk art refers to the making and use of masks for various traditional ...

Mexican Mask “Dance of the Moors” M896

A character from the traditional Dance of the Moors and Christians. This rather old mask hails from Chiapas, Mexico or perhaps Guatemala. Here we have one of the Moors, the villains of course, with his beardy face and terrifyingly bushy eyebrows belying his rather pleasantly regular features. Wonderful high coloring to suggest a high degree of ...

Mexican Devil Mask M897

We don't measure the beard. Out of respect. Mask is 6" wide x 11" high x 4" dee, and 16" tall on its metal stand. Price on request Masks depicting devils and other fantastic creatures Apart from masks depicting humans and animals, other masks deal with the fantastic, abstract and supernatural. In the Nahua community of Zitlala, Guerrero, the mask ...

Mexican Child’s Mask M900

5" x 5" x 4" Masks depicting Afro-Mexicans A number of dances in several parts of Mexico include or feature masks imitating African or black faces. These have their origins with the importation of African slaves by the Spanish. These slaves had contact with the indigenous peoples, often as intermediaries between them and the Spanish overlords. This experience was ...

Mexican Santos Figure 19th Century A1024

Designed to be dressed, nay, arrayed, for different festivals, it lives in a nether world, caught between the existence of an object of veneration and that of a doll's. Or a mannequin's. Weathered by use and stripped of its robes, it is revealed as half man and half scaffolding, its elbows enabled to bend from its stuffed ...

Alfonso Pasten Painted Table and 6 Chairs for Cafe La Especial 1950s SOLD F1368

A little scuffed up by the years but remarkably fresh for all that: the colors vivid and the imagery charming. Hand painted table and chairs by folk-painter Alfonso Pasten.  Pasten was born in Cuernavaca, Mexico in 1921 and moved to Tijuana, Baja California at the age of 20.  Señor Pasten hand painted this furniture for the Brambila family's ...

Mexican 19th Century Retablo With Its Saint circa 1860 RARE M799

An utterly magical duo. Enchanting and powerful. The tiny saint is dressed and adorned with turquoise needs. A floral wreath seems to float above it. Completely otherworldly and yet also the comforting familiar of the household. A historic treasure in our eyes, a special window on a culture. Price on request.