TITLE: Deer Mask
TYPE: mask
GENERAL REGION: Latin America
COUNTRY: Mexico
SUBREGION: Veracruz
ETHNICITY: Nahua
DESCRIPTION: Venado (Deer) Mask
MAKER: Pedro Sol Sánchez, Tuzamapan (1945- )
CEREMONY: Carnival
AGE: 2014
MAIN MATERIAL: wood
OTHER MATERIALS: tape; watercolor paint; hardware

This mask was made for use in Carnival in the small town of Tuzamapan, Veracruz. It was carved from light wood by an expert craftsman. During Carnival in Veracruz, celebrants prepare for the coming of Lent by feasting, music, masked parades, and dancing in the streets.