TITLE: Rooster Mask
GENERAL REGION: Latin America
SUBREGION: Hidalgo and Veracruz
DESCRIPTION: Gallo (Rooster) Mask
MAKER: Ciriaco González (?), Carpinteros
MAIN MATERIAL: wood
OTHER MATERIALS: paint
The village of Carpinteros is technically in the Mexican state of Hidalgo, but the town has spread into neighboring Veracruz. It is inhabited by both mestizos and the indigenous Otomí people. During Carnival, villagers dance a variety of masks with few limitations, including clowns, devils, viejos (old men), and animals of every kind.