Masks of Mexico

Masks of Mexico

Tigers, Devils, and the Dance of Life

Book - 1999
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Univ of New Mexico Pr
A bilingual compilation of the dichos (sayings), adivinanzas (riddles), stories, love quatrains, letters, ballads, and songs from Spanish New Mexico.

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 color photographs of authenticated masks from the collection of the Museum of International Folk Art are presented, including finely carved pieces from the nineteenth 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.

Baker & Taylor
For mask collectors, discusses masked dancing in each state

Publisher: Santa Fe : Museum of New Mexico Press, 1999
ISBN: 9780890133255
Branch Call Number: 391.4340972 M379m 1999
Characteristics: 118 p. : ill. ; 27 cm


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