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Rare Vintage Mexican Carved Wood Processional Figure

Rare Vintage Mexican Carved Wood Processional Figure


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Directory: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Americas: Latin American: Handiwork: Pre 1950: Item # 1399437

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369 Montezuma Ave., #562
Santa Fe, NM 87501-2626
407-234-0153

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DESCRIPTION: A Mexican carved wood sculpture of an indigenous female, used as a processional “pole puppet” during Mexican festivals. The polychrome decorated figure has articulated arms and legs and a hole running through the waist through which a pole or dowel would be inserted. The pole, when mounted with several puppets, would be used in festival processions, with the bouncing of the pole animating the movements of the figures. This nude figure with bushy eyebrows and hair is covered in tattoo like designs, wears a pointy hat, and sports large neck, wrist and ankle beads. A custom stand made specifically for this figure is included. CONDITION: Mild scuffing to paint, good sturdy condition. DIMENSIONS: 33” high with stand x 12” wide x 7"deep.