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Another wonderful mask from Candelario

aaaMystrySolvd-1018Q:  And here is a photo of the newer masks he was making at the time (90’s) with his sons. I probably have some more in a box somewhere… Hope they are of use.  Chris, 1018

A:  Please check out blog #898 which was posted Jan 23, 2016. You can recognize the style and creativity of Don Herminio Candelario from Suchitlan, Colima. His masks are usually made for the local dancers, and though they represent different characters including many animals, they are always colorfully different from the masks made by other carvers. Like any great artist, Don Herminio has his own style. This much artistic freedom is rarely on display in other cultures around the world.  A

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