TITLE: Horse Mask
GENERAL REGION: Latin America
DESCRIPTION: Caballo (Horse) Mask
MAKER: Adalberto Anell, Teocelo (1929- )
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.