This is a small mask made with paper mache that is splattered with multiple color of paint. The vejigante mask is traditionally worn during the Ponce Carnival, the largest cultural event in Puerto Rico. Vejigante is an amalgamation of two Spanish words: vejiga, or cow bladder, and gigante, or giant. The name refers to the vejigas that the characters carry with them. The bladder, which is dried, inflated, filled with seeds and painted, is the trusty weapon of the vejigante.
Oct 10 2018
Austin Friends of Folk Art