Mexican Negrito Mask
Mexican Wooden Negrito Mask
Length – Mask with headdress and flowing ribbons is 54″
The negrito masks of Michoacán are used for the Danza de los Negritos. The mask and dress vary depending on the community. These dances are performed in San Lorenzo, Nurio and Ocumicho for the pastorelas and in Uruapan for the fiesta or feast day of Santa Magdalena
I collected this mask approximately 15 years ago while traveling through the mountains of Michoacán collecting masks from the Tarascan People- “Purepechua”. This was bought in the village of Ocumicho and shows considerable wear from years of use.