Masks of the World


Black man sticking his tongue out

aaaMystrySolvd-925Q:  It’s not for sale, but I need to have an idea of the origin of the mask. It’s for research and I don’t even know the name. You guys seem to have some knowledge about masks. Is it Japanese?  Tayra, 925

A:  Could be Japanese, or from someplace else in Asia. It might have helped to see a photo of the rear. The best we can hope for is that some will send in a helpful comment. In the meantime, tell us a little about your research.


Categories:   South America


  • Posted: February 26, 2016 17:58


    Cusco Peru Negros mask
  • Posted: February 27, 2016 03:59

    Aaron Fellmeth

    Negrito (sometimes written Negrillo) mask from Paucartambo, Peru.
  • Posted: February 12, 2017 18:22

    brian kloetzke

    Japanese. I have a yellow one a lot like this from the 1800.