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Unusual Mexican Tigre Mask

aaaMystrySolvd-979Q:    I thought this Tigre was really interesting.  It is made of burlap and has real teeth sewn on.  The eyes are mirrors.  I’ve never seen one like that before.  It is from the state of Guerrero.  Aaron, 979

A:  What a cool Jaguar.  (Tigre is the local nick name. ) Or is this striped version supposed to be a real tiger? This unusual item is something any Mexican mask enthusiast would love. Burlap masks are very rare.  If you go to this blog’s “Mexico” category you can see several different Tigres. There are many, many more!  Mexican carvers are the world’s most imaginative in my opinion.  A

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  • Posted: June 4, 2016 16:05

    dan kleingers

    Hope you can follow this link to see the mask that Bob is referring to Similar in every way except the wooden teeth https://plus.google.com/u/0/104930714299252858358/posts/M45dwq5FoQ1?pid=6292367152305919410&oid=104930714299252858358