Win and Janet Carrick Collection
A clay devil mask with a purple toad nose and snakes on its jaw. The mask is colorfully painted in blue, white, red, orange, yellow and purple. In the Mexican folk art tradition, the devil mask may be used in various dances and representations during Christmas; some of these representations are called Pastorelas, and tell how a shepherd on his way to visit baby Jesus is tempted by the devil.Although they represent evil, these devils are humorous and amuse the spectators.
Win and Janet Carrick