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

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9780890133293: Masks of Mexico: Tigers, Devils, and the Dance of Life

Masks of Mexico 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 photos 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 photos showing masqueraders acting out their roles.

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Barbara Mauldin has been a curator of Latin American folk art at the Museum of International Folk Art since 1991. She is the author of Folk Art of the Andes and editor of ¡Carnaval!.

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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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Published by Museum of New Mexico Pr, U.S.A. (1999)
ISBN 10: 0890133298 ISBN 13: 9780890133293
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Book Description Museum of New Mexico Pr, U.S.A., 1999. Cloth. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. MInt copy in DJ and in original shrink wrap as issued Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 025480

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