Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Leather Mask

As promised yesterday, here is a sample of one of the many leather masks I've seen here in Mazatlan and in other cities, both large and small, in Mexico.

18 comments:

Pat said...

Kate, that's some mask! What a lot of work has gone into that!




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photowannabe said...

Such beautiful artwork. I really like these.

Faye Pekas said...

I love the mask. You a making some wonderful discoveries. Thanks for sharing :)

I haven't posted to the Wildlife Safari blog for awhile. I just never seem to have as much time lately and decided I need to concentrate on one blog at a time. Thanks for asking about it.

Carraol said...

Wow, this mask is really something. In Mexico each ethnic group has its own kind of masks for celebrations, rituals & dance, mostly made of painted wood. Thanks for share this one with us.

Abraham Lincoln said...

Wow. It is beautifully done. The colors are intense.

Nathalie said...

Very interesting series about leather work, I'm really enjoying it.

PS - do you really need comment moderation PLUS word verification?

Kate said...

Natalie, Thanks for the head's up--I didn't realize that I had both!

Mimmu said...

These kind of leather works were new to me, thanks for showing them.

Chris & Deb said...

Kate are these masks purely decorative, or can they (for whatever reason) be worn?

edwin s said...

I love it! Do you know what it's made of?

Kate said...

Chris and Deb, The only masks I've seen are purely decorative. If you aren't familiar with this artist, google Guadalajara "artist Alejandro Flores" who makes clay and porcelain masks, one of which I have purchased several years ago. It fooled my then 3-yr-old nieta who asked me to "put it on!!"

Edwin, it's leather, but I don't know what animal skin was used for this one.

Olivier said...

superbe serie, les masques sont vraiment tres beaux

superbe serie, les masques sont vraiment tres beaux
superb series, the masks are really very beautiful

Jilly said...

Beautiful leather masks. Quite extraordinary. I missed the sand sculpture and just found the posting. Those are just wondrous too.

Love your choices of subject.

Jilly x

Keropok Man said...

its quite an unusual mask. i must confess i have not seen anything like it before. (well maybe I am not a mask person. hehe)

Kalyan said...

hmmm, leather art is very beautiful & colourful...well captured shot!

tongue in cheek said...

Thank you for coming by my blog. Thank you for the tour of where you live. Your photos tell a good story, but moreso they speak of your love and understanding of the culture.

Kala said...

very beautiful color and design!

Jazzy said...

at first i thought it was a shell, great colors.