Dominican Papier Mache Mask Predator 1980s

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Directory: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Americas: Pre 1970: Item # 344992
Forteleza Antiques Inc.
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103 Calle San Jose
San Juan, Puerto Rico 00901

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Wild papier mache demon mask used at carnival in Santo Domingo-ca 1980s--was inspired by creature in Arnold Schwarzenneger film- Predator--there is a handful of artisans who make these masks in Santo Domingo-each has special individual technique-limited number and not repeated-usually sold only at carnival time--base is papier mache polychrome with vibrant enamel-tusks are resin-dread locks fabric---all oversized-28 inches by 21 inches-has a frightening inter-galectic look-creature from outer space