Q: Any thoughts about this mask? It is very large and completely woven. I have had it for some time, purchased at a garage sale. Could it be a mask that was used for “the running of the bulls?” Would appreciate any info you can provide. Mickey, 930
A: I’ve seen woven masks from all over the world. Some come from Europe, where bulls and other animals are favorite subjects. I have seen a bull from France that looks exactly like yours. With a little research or a helpful comment, we might be able to identify the village and what kind of celebration it is used for.
Portuguese decorative wall mask.
Hi these are wall hanging masks produced in Portugal but from what I have read they originally come from Spain in the 1940s made from esparto grass.