Haitian Carnival Lion Mask: Vintage Artist

This hand-made Lion Mask designed for a Carnival celebration comes from Jacmel, Haiti, the southern city in Haiti known for its papier-mache arts and masks. Jacmel Papier-Mache mask artisans are among the most famous in the world known for this art and craft. This Lion mask is unsigned. It measures 13” tall, 16” long, and 11” wide (without including mane), with incredible paint quality and detail. The paint is uncracked, unchipped, and the glossy sheen remains with a few scuffed areas only, though this piece is of unknown vintage and comes from a collector who has had these for a few decades. This particular mask is papier-mache from cardboard and paper with a beautiful sewn-in twine mane hand-braided and measuring over 2 feet. While crafted to be displayed in the home for cultural and spiritual reasons, there are viewing and breathing space/holes in the nostril as part of the mask design for the carnival celebration.

Condition Report

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Carnival Mask Lion : Vintage Artist Signed