A mask is usually an object used to cover the face so that the wearer is not recognized. The incentive for creating masks existed since ancient times in Mexican culture. It is connected to a pre Hispanic belief and to establish a connection with Mother Nature.
Ages back Mexican culture has imbibed the art of mask making and it is a very ancient Mexican tradition. The Azztecs are believed to have started this as a religious ceremony. But later the traditions have been adopted by everyone in the world. These masks in Mexican culture are made out of wood or leather and also have animal hair attached to them along with cow horns. These masks are either painted or left natural. Sometimes they are also lacquered. (more…)