Yaqui Pascola Mask – Jose’ Matos – Yaqui

$300.00

Yoeme Pascola Masks are made out of wood, and have an oval shape. Pascola masks generally depict male human beings, but goat-like animals are also portrayed. The base color for the Mayo mask is usually black. This mask is the host of the ceremony, the leader and he says prayers for everyone. The white around the edges represent Purity, the red is the blood of Jesus, and the cross on the forehead part is to Protect. This mask was created by Jose’ Matos, who is Yaqui from Mexico.
Two formative characteristics of the Pascola mask are the beard and the eyebrows. Made with either animal hair, usually horse or goat, these features are attached to the mask through tiny drilled holes. In keeping with tradition, the hair is white or pale in color, the beard measures 13″ long. The eyebrows are 3″ long. Brand-new, never been worn.

Description

Yoeme Pascola Masks are made out of wood, and have an oval shape. Pascola masks generally depict male human beings, but goat-like animals are also portrayed. The base color for the Mayo mask is usually black. This mask is the host of the ceremony, the leader and he says prayers for everyone. The white around the edges represent Purity, the red is the blood of Jesus, and the cross on the forehead part is to Protect. This mask was created by Jose’ Matos, who is Yaqui from Mexico.
Two formative characteristics of the Pascola mask are the beard and the eyebrows. Made with either animal hair, usually horse or goat, these features are attached to the mask through tiny drilled holes. In keeping with tradition, the hair is white or pale in color, the beard measures 13″ long. The eyebrows are 3″ long. Brand-new, never been worn.