The above mask is a female Catrin from the state of Tlaxcala
Mexico is a country with many different masquerade traditions (usually called dances), and each of them features a number of different characters. Also important– these traditions are still being practiced so that many different Mexican masks are available to collectors.
Because of this abundance you have the choice of various themes for your collection: types of characters, geography, ethnicity, construction material and so forth. The following ten masks represent different types of characters used in the dances.
More good news for people interested in building a collection: almost all antiques including Mexican masks are very low in price currently… and we will soon be having an auction of our entire inventory, including most of the masks you see on this posting.