About this object

History of use

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

Physical description

A wild cat mask with green eyes, a yellow face decorated with black swirls and dots, a black nose and lips, with red nostrils and mouth, and white teeth (two on the bottom and nine on top). The black mane is carved with slits to add to the texture of the "hair". There are two holes in the middle of the forehead.