Mexican Dance Masks

Masks are a common art form that can be found in many cultures. They are part of a complete costume and are a small part of an entire cultural tradition. Each piece has its own story to tell.

Mexican dance masks are most often used in three main events

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Carnaval, a festival
before lent,
Days of the Dead,
when souls of the
departed are
welcomed home
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and Holy Week (the week before Easter), which portrays the betrayal/death of Jesus Christ.

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