Vintage large folk art paper mache mask by Peruvian Claudio Jimenez Day of Dead

$275.00

I started collecting Peruvian folk art from the Jimenez family while in graduate school in the late 1980s, and bought my first retablo then from Nicario Jimenez, then later, in the early 1990s, met brother Claudio. I commissioned him to create several masks for me, both in large and miniature sizes. This large three-dimensional mask is one of several from my collection, made of paper mache, and featuring a fabulously detailed and delightfully frightful imp, with gigantic nose, eyes, and teeth. The mask is made for hanging on the wall, and normally Claudio made these in miniature form, but I was so taken with them that I requested large ones. These are truly unlike anything you will find, so vibrant, so fabulous!

Here is an example of a miniature mask by the same artist in my shop: https://www.etsy.com/listing/400327889/vintage-miniature-painted-clay-mask-by
And more about the artist in this sold listing of mine: https://www.etsy.com/listing/241356058/intricate-three-dimensional-scene-of-the

The large mask offered here measures about 11-1/2" tall by 7-1/2" wide and 8" deep. This can be hung, and he did modify it for hanging, although I would recommend reinforcing that hanging mechanism. It is also a true mask and has two holes for the mask elastic, although it DOES NOT come with elastic. Also, one of the holes would need to be opened up a bit as it seems to have not been fully opened, likely due to the fact that he knew he was making this to hang versus to wear. Otherwise, in great vintage condition.

For the collector of true Latin American folk art treasures.

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