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Tiger Mask

A large 'tiger' mask from  Guerrero, used in the tiger pageant. The mask is made of wood and leather and is decorated with animal hair and ferocious-looking animal teeth. The eyes are made with circular mirrors. The ears and tongue are made out of leather. The mask covers the head of the dancer and is worn with a costume decorated with tiger spots.
            

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Tiger Mask
Courtesy Jim Gardner


 

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