Used skull mask

Q:  I am enclosing front and back photos of the masks.  I bought them from a trader/trapper friend in Noel, Missouri. I believe he had traded for or purchased them out west somewhere. We have had them hanging on our log cabin interior wall for about 25-30 years.  I am now downsizing/moving and am not planning to keep them.  Carol, 886

A:  You have a nice group of Mexican masks, some of which are decorative and others are real and actually used. So I’ll show our readers your skull mask which I like particularly. Tons of skull masks are made for the many Day of the Dead celebrations and for selling to tourists. But there are also several dances where some of the actors wear a skull mask. I believe this well worn piece is in the latter category.

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