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The fabulous Vejigante

aaaMystrySolvd-1046aQ:  Apologies for attaching incorrect photos. Here are jpegs of the the front, back and side of the mask. Please tell me whatever you can about this beautiful mask. Thank you.  Marcey, 1047
A:  Vejigantes are from Ponce, Puero Rico, and are among the most creative masks used for carnival parades around the world. This one was done by Miguel Caraballo. A larger one is shown on post #745. The Vejigante represents the evil Moors who battled St. James in Spain hundreds of years ago. Its design and colors are more African than European, which demonstrates the influence of blacks in the Caribbean.  A-aaaMystrySolvd-1046caaaMystrySolvd-1046b

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  • Posted: November 4, 2016 02:28

    Aaron

    Caraballo is probably the best known living veijigante maker in Ponce, and he commands the highest prices.