Masks From Around The World #2 – Photo Essay

Wood carved mask – Ecuador

 

Masks are an element of folklore for many cultures.  They are crafted in many shapes, sizes and materials.  Masks are mainly used to stir away bad spirits.  Dancing masks are very popular and used during ceremonies.  These special masks are made for dancing so that the performer can see around them.  Dancing masks are also crafted lighter for this same reason. This wood carved mask is from Ecuador.  Enjoy.

 

Wood carved mask - Ecuador

Wood carved mask – Ecuador

Wood carved mask - Ecuador

Wood carved mask – Ecuador

Wood carved mask - Ecuador

Wood carved mask – Ecuador

Wood carved mask - Ecuador

Wood carved mask – Ecuador

Wood carved mask - Ecuador

Wood carved mask – Ecuador

 

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