Mask

About this object

History of use

Tiger mask used in the dances of the tlacololeros and tecuanes.

Physical description

Jaguar face mask. Mouth is open with two rows of teeth and tongue visible. Mask is very deep with mouth on bottom side and nose and eyes the furthest forward; top of head is almost flat; ears protrude slightly and are hollowed out. Fur design painted in black and yellow; eyes are in red with yellow irises and black pupils; lips and nose are brown; tongue is red.