Vejigante mask

Titles Vejigante mask
Description Carved coconut-shell vejigante mask made by Puerto Rican-Minnesotan artist and musician Ricardo Gómez. The child-size mask is carved and painted blue, black and white with additional red and yellow decoration. Nine spikes, made of branches that Gómez collected while on walks in Minneapolis, have been attached and painted white with red, black, and blue embellishments. The mask was originally worn by a nine-year-old with accompanying jump suit, ID Number 2015.58.2.B, and hood, ID Number 2015.58.2.C, at parades, festivals, and performances of Gómez's Bomba & Plena group, Proyecto La Plena. The vejigante is Puerto Rican folklore character appearing in many festival celebrations.
Quantity 1 item
Format Content Category: artifacts
Measurements 16 inches height (including horns)
16 inches width (including horns)
11 inches depth (including horns)
Nomenclature mask (costume)
Materials coconut (fruit)
wood (plant material)
plastic foam
acrylic paint
Creation Made by: Gómez-Rodríguez, Héctor Ricardo
Made in: Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota, United States
Subjects Amusements. Performing Arts Equipment, Supplies & Ephemera
Dates Use: 1995 - 1996
Holding Type 3D Objects
Identifiers 2015.58.2.A (Accession Number)

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