Papier Mache Masks(37 items)
Explore NOVICA's Collection of Papier Mache Masks. You'lll discover unique, colorful masks handcrafted by global artisans. The name 'papier mache' comes from 17th century France, but the art form originated in China, during the Han Dynasty, where it was used to create helmets. As it spread around the world, papier mache evolved into a material used for masks, festival ornaments and anatomical models.
Featured Reviews on Papier Mache Masks
Wow - Just WOW!
What incredible detail! This is so beautiful and the beadwork is PERFECT. Theres not a crooked bead anywhere - the quality and artisanship are phenomenal! I cant find a signature anywhere but he definitely should - it is my first of many to purchase! I have really enjoyed learning about the Huijol people and customs!
I just received this stunning mask - Wow, Wow. It was packed to perfection and arrived in pristine shape. It looks exactly like the picture and I couldnt be more pleased! From Old Mexico to New Mexico. It will hang in a prominent place for all to see. I would buy from this artist again!
It exceeded my expectations. The beadwork is incredible. The eyes are cut out yet they are so deep that they look black when hanging on the wall. Deep into the darkness peering, long I stood there. Wondering...
Higinio Hernandez Carrillo Huichol art
"I hope that you enjoy my works as much as I enjoy making them. I hope that through them you will get a better understanding of the magic and meaning of the Huichol culture."
"My family comes from the beautiful Huichol tradition in the north of Jalisco. You could say that art runs through my veins. I grew up knowing about beads and the beautiful combinations that I saw in the hands of family members.
"My mother left my... read more
Popular Papier Mache Masks
Authentic Hand Beaded Huichol Mask, "Blue Eagle"
With a patience characteristic of the Huichol people, the hands of Higinio Hernandez transform tiny beads into beautiful and glossy motifs adhered to a paper mache base. The result is a veritable explosion of color, replete with symbols sacred to the Huichol culture. A must for lovers of the truly rich culture of Mexico. (peyote) is the centerpiece of Huichol ritualism, revered for its curative properties and its ability to enlighten the one who partakes of it. Higinio Hernandez and his family preserve their cultural heritage through expressive bead art, representing essential Huichol symbols like (peyote), (deer), (eagle) and (corn). For these ornaments, each brilliant bead is affixed by hand to a unisel base, the resulting symmetry defying standards of patience and concentration.
Care instructions: To prevent the tiny chaquira beads from coming loose, do not expose this piece to direct heat or light as it may melt the Campeche beeswax adhesive.
Handmade Huichol Folk Art Beaded Mask, "Teruka-Warra"
A vivid surge of color spills from the dark, fertile earth in glorious abundance. The fearful presence of (meaning "guardian scorpion of the maize") stands sentry over the (maize field) in constant vigilance. Representing the extravagance of harvest time and the importance of maize in his community, Higinio Hernandez crafts a unique Huichol design enhanced by a glowing headpiece. The piece makes a dramatic addition to any home interior. (peyote) is the centerpiece of Huichol ritualism, revered for its curative properties and its ability to enlighten those who partake of it. Higinio Hernandez and his family preserve their cultural heritage through expressive bead art, representing essential Huichol symbols like jicuri, (deer), (eagle), and (corn). For these ornaments, each brilliant bead is affixed by hand to a papier-mâché base, the resulting symmetry requires high standards of patience and concentration.
Beadwork mask 'Red-Haired Personage'
Incandescent hues and intricate icons radiate brilliant color and rich spirituality. Higinio Hernandez and his family preserve their cultural heritage through this beadwork mask on a papier mache base. , or "peyote buttons," adorn his headdress and forehead, and the sacred deer appears in white on his temples. Jicuri is the centerpiece of Huichol ritualism, revered for its curative properties and its ability to enlighten the one who partakes of it. wax, do not expose this piece to direct heat or light, which may cause the wax to dry or soften and thus loosen the beads.
Beadwork mask, "Desert Sun"
Glowing color defines Huichol icons on a black beadwork sun mask. Butterflies alternate with peyote blossoms on the fiery rays. On each cheek, bright birds encircle peyote. The sun himself appears on the forehead, illuminating corn plants that flourish on the temples. Demonstrating great patience and expertise, Higinio Hernández creates this stunning mask.