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Mayan deer mask

Mayan deer mask

Q:  Hello,  I have attached a mask of what I believe to be a deer but not sure. Perhaps you could tell me a little about it.  Dustin, 669

A:  It is a deer. In Guatemala the people of Mayan decent have several masked dances that feature deers. They are made in several different styles. Sometimes the deer’s horns are real deer antlers or tree branches. This mask looks like the ones that are worn in these dances but it was made to be sold to tourists. If you want to wear it drill one hole on each side and tie it with cord or ribbons to the top of your head. Or you can hang it one the wall. It would be especially nice in a child’s room. 

Categories:   Guatemala

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