Portrait Mask by Juan Horta Castillo
Portrait Mask by Juan Horta Castillo

Portrait mask carved in wood by the late master mask maker Juan Horta Castillo

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Vintage Cojó Mask from La Danza Correr del Pochó
Vintage Cojó Mask from La Danza Correr del Pochó
Vintage Cojó Mask from La Danza Correr del Pochó

Vintage Cojó Mask from La Danza Correr del Pochó ca. the 1970s – measures roughly 7.5″ x 6″ x 3.5″ in depth

During Carnival and the saint’s holiday of Tenosique, local Chontal people perform La Danza Correr del Pochó, or less formally, El Pochó. El Pochó is a pre-Christian god that the missionaries tried to characterize as evil. As a result, modern festivals end in the defeat and burning of Pochó. The Danze del Pochó has three main characters: cojóes, the pochoveras, and the tigres. They dance to the music of native flutes and drums. Cojóes are representations of the first Chontal people. The reason for the mask is said to be that Pochó immediately considered human beings his enemy, and so the Chontals wore masks so that Pochó could not recognize them.

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Vintage Cojó Mask from La Danza Correr del Pochó
Vintage Cojó Mask from La Danza Correr del Pochó
Vintage Cojó Mask from La Danza Correr del Pochó

Vintage Cojó Mask from La Danza Correr del Pochó ca. the 1970s – measures roughly 8″ x 6″ x 5″ in depth

During Carnival and the saint’s holiday of Tenosique, local Chontal people perform La Danza Correr del Pochó, or less formally, El Pochó. El Pochó is a pre-Christian god that the missionaries tried to characterize as evil. As a result, modern festivals end in the defeat and burning of Pochó. The Danze del Pochó has three main characters: cojóes, the pochoveras, and the tigres. They dance to the music of native flutes and drums. Cojóes are representations of the first Chontal people. The reason for the mask is said to be that Pochó immediately considered human beings his enemy, and so the Chontals wore masks so that Pochó could not recognize them.

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Vintage Cojó Mask from La Danza Correr del Pochó
Vintage Cojó Mask from La Danza Correr del Pochó
Vintage Cojó Mask from La Danza Correr del Pochó

Vintage Cojó Mask from La Danza Correr del Pochó ca. the 1970s – measures roughly 7.5″ x 6″ x 4″ in depth

During Carnival and the saint’s holiday of Tenosique, local Chontal people perform La Danza Correr del Pochó, or less formally, El Pochó. El Pochó is a pre-Christian god that the missionaries tried to characterize as evil. As a result, modern festivals end in the defeat and burning of Pochó. The Danze del Pochó has three main characters: cojóes, the pochoveras, and the tigres. They dance to the music of native flutes and drums. Cojóes are representations of the first Chontal people. The reason for the mask is said to be that Pochó immediately considered human beings his enemy, and so the Chontals wore masks so that Pochó could not recognize them.

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Vintage Cojó Mask from La Danza Correr del Pochó
Vintage Cojó Mask from La Danza Correr del Pochó
Vintage Cojó Mask from La Danza Correr del Pochó

Vintage Cojó Mask from La Danza Correr del Pochó ca. the 1970s – measures roughly 7.5″ x 6″ and 4″ in depth

$175.00 Add to cart
Vintage Cojó Mask from La Danza Correr del Pochó
Vintage Cojó Mask from La Danza Correr del Pochó
Vintage Cojó Mask from La Danza Correr del Pochó

Vintage Cojó Mask from La Danza Correr del Pochó ca. the 1970s – measures roughly 7.5″ x 6″ and 5.25″ in depth

During Carnival and the saint’s holiday of Tenosique, local Chontal people perform La Danza Correr del Pochó, or less formally, El Pochó. El Pochó is a pre-Christian god that the missionaries tried to characterize as evil. As a result, modern festivals end in the defeat and burning of Pochó. The Danze del Pochó has three main characters: cojóes, the pochoveras, and the tigres. They dance to the music of native flutes and drums. Cojóes are representations of the first Chontal people. The reason for the mask is said to be that Pochó immediately considered human beings his enemy, and so the Chontals wore masks so that Pochó could not recognize them.

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Vintage Cojó Mask from La Danza Correr del Pochó
Vintage Cojó Mask from La Danza Correr del Pochó
Vintage Cojó Mask from La Danza Correr del Pochó

Vintage Cojó Mask from La Danza Correr del Pochó ca. the 1970s – measures roughly 7″ x 6″ and 4.5″ in depth

During Carnival and the saint’s holiday of Tenosique, local Chontal people perform La Danza Correr del Pochó, or less formally, El Pochó. El Pochó is a pre-Christian god that the missionaries tried to characterize as evil.  As a result, modern festivals end in the defeat and burning of Pochó. The Danze del Pochó has three main characters: cojóes, the pochoveras, and the tigres. They dance to the music of native flutes and drums. Cojóes are representations of the first Chontal people. The reason for the mask is said to be that Pochó immediately considered human beings his enemy, and so the Chontals wore masks so that Pochó could not recognize them.

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Vintage Cojó Mask from La Danza Correr del Pochó
Vintage Cojó Mask from La Danza Correr del Pochó
Vintage Cojó Mask from La Danza Correr del Pochó

Vintage Cojó Mask from La Danza Correr del Pochó ca. the 1970s – measures roughly 6″ x 6″ and 4.5″ in depth

During Carnival and the saint’s holiday of Tenosique, local Chontal people perform La Danza Correr del Pochó, or less formally, El Pochó. El Pochó is a pre-Christian god that the missionaries tried to characterize as evil.  As a result, modern festivals end in the defeat and burning of Pochó. The Danze del Pochó has three main characters: cojóes, the pochoveras, and the tigres. They dance to the music of native flutes and drums. Cojóes are representations of the first Chontal people. The reason for the mask is said to be that Pochó immediately considered human beings his enemy, and so the Chontals wore masks so that Pochó could not recognize them.

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Vintage Cojó Mask from La Danza Correr del Pochó
Vintage Cojó Mask from La Danza Correr del Pochó
Vintage Cojó Mask from La Danza Correr del Pochó

Vintage Cojó Mask from La Danza Correr del Pochó ca. the 1970s – measures roughly 7.5″ x 6″ and 4.5″ in depth

During Carnival and the saint’s holiday of Tenosique, local Chontal people perform La Danza Correr del Pochó, or less formally, El Pochó. El Pochó is a pre-Christian god that the missionaries tried to characterize as evil.  As a result, modern festivals end in the defeat and burning of Pochó. The Danze del Pochó has three main characters: cojóes, the pochoveras, and the tigres. They dance to the music of native flutes and drums. Cojóes are representations of the first Chontal people. The reason for the mask is said to be that Pochó immediately considered human beings his enemy, and so the Chontals wore masks so that Pochó could not recognize them.

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Nagual Mask from Guerrero
Nagual Mask from Guerrero

In Mesoamerican folk religion, a nagual or nahual (both pronounced [na’wal]) is a human being who has the power to shapeshift into an animal form. There is a widespread superstition that in order to become a nagual you have to make a pact with the devil and offer him something special.

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Vintage Character Dance Mask
Vintage Character Dance Mask

Vintage character dance mask with hole for cigarette

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