Guatemalan Dance Masks | 39 Images

 

In the rural areas and villages of indigenous Guatemala, masks have long been an integral part of life, binding past and present with tradition, ritual and ceremony. For many generations, folk artists of Maya descent have skillfully carved elaborate masks from different woods, painted in various colors, to be used in choreographed dance dramas. The most apparent quality of Guatemalan masks is their diversity.  Although the regional centers from which they originate may be only a few miles apart, the masks are unique and distinct.

For more on Guatemalan masks, please read Mariposa Art's blog post

The over 50 masks in our collection date mostly from the early part of the 20th century. Please ask us about other masks not shown here. 

More information and pricing: be.echols@gmail.com

  

 

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Cacique Mask from the Dance of the Conquest
Cacique Mask from the Dance of the Conquest
Español/Conquistador 1
Español/Conquistador 1
Diablo 6 (with real teeth)
Diablo 6 (with real teeth)
Diablo 2 (red-black)
Diablo 2 (red-black)
Ajitz/Shaman from the Guatemalan Dance of the Conquest
Ajitz/Shaman from the Guatemalan Dance of the Conquest
Español with Blue Eyes 2
Español with Blue Eyes 2
Red Cheeked Español
Red Cheeked Español
Hombre or Ajitz
Hombre or Ajitz
Español/Conquistador 3
Español/Conquistador 3
Mono Negro/Black Monkey
Mono Negro/Black Monkey
Dark-Faced Español, El Quiche
Dark-Faced Español, El Quiche
Diablo 1 (with leather ears)
Diablo 1 (with leather ears)
Diablo 3
Diablo 3
Diablo 4, El Quiche
Diablo 4, El Quiche
Tigre 1
Tigre 1
Tigre 2
Tigre 2
Diablo 6 (black)
Diablo 6 (black)
Diablo 7 (red)
Diablo 7 (red)
Español/Conquistador 2
Español/Conquistador 2
Diablo 5
Diablo 5
Mujer (black)
Mujer (black)
Negrito or El Raton Mask
Negrito or El Raton Mask
Torito 1
Torito 1
Torito 2 Nahuala
Torito 2 Nahuala
Tigre 3
Tigre 3
Hombre/Viejo
Hombre/Viejo
Dog mask
Dog mask
El Patron
El Patron
 La Patrona
La Patrona
Malinche
Malinche
Diablo, Coban, Alta Verapaz, ca. 1960's (1)
Diablo, Coban, Alta Verapaz, ca. 1960's (1)
Diablo, Coban, Alta Verapaz, ca. 1960's (2)
Diablo, Coban, Alta Verapaz, ca. 1960's (2)
Diablo, Coban, Alta Verapaz, ca. 1960's (3)
Diablo, Coban, Alta Verapaz, ca. 1960's (3)
Diablo, Coban, Alta Verapaz, ca. 1960's (4)
Diablo, Coban, Alta Verapaz, ca. 1960's (4)
Diablo, Coban, Alta Verapaz, ca. 1960's (5)
Diablo, Coban, Alta Verapaz, ca. 1960's (5)
Diablo, Coban, Alta Verapaz, ca. 1960's (6)
Diablo, Coban, Alta Verapaz, ca. 1960's (6)
Diablo, Coban, Alta Verapaz, ca. 1960's (7)
Diablo, Coban, Alta Verapaz, ca. 1960's (7)
Español, Coban, Alta Verapaz, ca. 1960's (9)
Español, Coban, Alta Verapaz, ca. 1960's (9)
Diablo, Coban, Alta Verapaz, ca. 1960's (8)
Diablo, Coban, Alta Verapaz, ca. 1960's (8)