Mexican Papier Mache Masks(29 items)
Welcome to the Mexican Papier Mache Mask Collection at NOVICA.
Featured Review on Mexican Papier Mache Masks
It exceeded my expectations. The beadwork is incredible. The eyes are cut out yet they are so deep that they look black when hanging on the wall. Deep into the darkness peering, long I stood there. Wondering...
Morneo Traditional handcrafted Mexican alebrije figures
"It's very satisfying for me to work on each piece, its details, the way the light and shadows fall on a design. Finally, I love to make people say, 'Wow!'"
“I have been working with NOVICA for a relatively short period of time; this time has allowed me to realize the value that Mexican handicrafts have in the world.
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Popular Mexican Papier Mache Masks
Beaded Huichol Mask Mexican Folk Art Handmade in Mexico, "Estrella"$187.99
A brilliant star lances mystic rays across the forehead of this beaded mask by Higinio Hernandez. It casts white light on the or “corn plant,” its golden ears ready to harvest. the scorpion stands guard over the corn on either side of the mouth, and or “peyote” buttons, adorn cheeks and chin. Jicuri is the centerpiece of Huichol ritualism, revered for its curative properties and its ability to enlighten those who partake of it. beads patiently placed one at a time on a papier mache base. Beeswax is used instead of glue. His masks reveal the rich cosmology of the Huichol people and add color and life to any setting.
Because each mask is individually crafted without a pattern, small details may vary, such as the color of a flower or symbol, but without affecting the original design.
Care instructions: Since this exquisite mask is made with the traditional process of attaching the beads with wax, do not expose this piece to direct heat or light, which may cause the wax to dry or soften and thus loosen the beads.
Handcrafted Huichol Papier Mache Mask with Beadwork, "Scorpions and Deer"$179.99
Snowflakes, stars, and flowers interact with deer and scorpions in this beautiful mask by Higinio Hernandez. Facial features have been originally outlined and magnificently complemented with an incredible array of brilliant designs. The magnificent mélange of pattern and color suggest the coming of spring in all its glory and the renewal of life. The process of crafting this piece requires the utmost patience and skill from the artist, as each tiny bead is individually attached to the carefully hewn base using a needle.
Hand Crafted Huichol Multicolor Beaded Mask, "Deer Shaman"$194.99
With a patience characteristic of the Huichol people, the hands of Higinio Hernandez have transformed tiny chaquira beads into beautiful and glossy motifs adhered to a papier-mâché base. The result is a veritable explosion of color, replete with symbols sacred to the Huichol culture. A must for lovers of the truly rich culture of Mexico. (peyote) is the centerpiece of Huichol ritualism, revered for its curative properties and its ability to enlighten the one who partakes of it. Higinio Hernandez and his family preserve their cultural heritage through expressive bead art, representing essential Huichol symbols like jicuri, (deer), (eagle), (corn), and (corn stalk). For these pieces, each brilliant bead is affixed by hand to a unisel base, the resulting symmetry defying standards of patience and concentration. beeswax adhesive.
Handmade Huichol Folk Art Beaded Mask, "Teruka-Warra"$199.99
A vivid surge of color spills from the dark, fertile earth in glorious abundance. The fearful presence of (meaning "guardian scorpion of the maize") stands sentry over the (maize field) in constant vigilance. Representing the extravagance of harvest time and the importance of maize in his community, Higinio Hernandez crafts a unique Huichol design enhanced by a glowing headpiece. The piece makes a dramatic addition to any home interior. (peyote) is the centerpiece of Huichol ritualism, revered for its curative properties and its ability to enlighten those who partake of it. Higinio Hernandez and his family preserve their cultural heritage through expressive bead art, representing essential Huichol symbols like jicuri, (deer), (eagle), and (corn). For these ornaments, each brilliant bead is affixed by hand to a papier-mâché base, the resulting symmetry requires high standards of patience and concentration.