28 July 2015

Tastoanes Masks

There are a lot of different styles of masks that can be worn by Tastoanes. The mask maker in San Juan de Ocotan said that traditional masks are made with a leather base that have wooden pieces attached to them.  The nose piece is long with a circle at the end with a star on it and there's an mouth piece with a tongue sticking out.  Each half is painted a different color.

But there are lots of other styles too.  We saw Chicago Bulls masks, unicorns, all sorts of wild animals, and so much more.  And in Nextipac they were completely different again.

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