TITLE: Horse Mask
TYPE: mask
GENERAL REGION: Latin America
COUNTRY: Mexico
SUBREGION: Veracruz
ETHNICITY: Nahua
DESCRIPTION: Caballo (Horse) Mask
MAKER: Adalberto Anell, Teocelo (1929- )
CEREMONY: Carnival
AGE: 2017
MAIN MATERIAL: wood
OTHER MATERIALS: paint

This mask was made for use in Carnival in the small town of Teocelo, Veracruz. It was thinly carved from extremely 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. This specific mask was sold before being used.