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Another Payaso from the mountains of Ecuador

Q:  I wanted to see if you had any info on this mask.  Joe, 1096

A:  This is all that Joe told me, but his three photos were helpful and I recognized the mask immediately. It is a Payaso (clown) from the Indians of Ecuador. There is a different one shown on our blog archive (category “South America”) that was posted Nov 15, 2016.  Please look it up so you can compare the two, and learn more about how them. This one is crudely made and appears to have been used.  The one in the archives is new and more carefully carved and painted.  A-

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