Mexican Folk Artists

Cristo Crucificado Nicho
SKU: Nicho-33

Artist unknown.  Oaxaca, Mexico, 1st half of 20th cent.  
Mixed media - Wood, gesso and paint figure with fabric, paper, tin-foil in wood and glass box.
(14 1/2" w. x 7 3/4" d. x 27 1/4" h.)

$1800
Leather Tigre Mask (#mxm075)
SKU: mxm075

Acatlan, Guerrero, Mexico,
c. 1980's.
Leather w/ oil paint, mirrors, w/ custom steel stand.
(9" w. x 7" d. x 14" h.)

$775 incl. custom stand
"Guerrero" Ball-player Mask attributed to Victoriano Salgado of Michoacan
SKU: MXM-137

Unsigned but attributed to Victoriano Salgado Morales (1920 - 2012)
Uruapan, Michoacan, Mexico,
c.1970 - 1980
Maque lacquer on wood.
(9" h. x 7” w. x 5” d.)

A prolific designer and maker of wooden, maque, decorative masks used by dancers in Purépecha fiestas, one of Grand Masters of Mexican Folk art and one of last skilled masters of this unique art form.  Mr. Salgado learned this skill from several mask makers of the Magdalena neighborhood where he grew up. His first mask dates back to 1950 and it was a "Negrito" folk dance mask.

Victoriano's masks are not painted, the process used for color is a highly superior technique called "maque", which is a pre-hispanic process involving numerous applications of natural earth and insect pigments and oils applied with the palm of the hand that hardens into a brilliant, lustrous surface. 

Mr. Salgado created over 60 different masks, the most famous: dance of the Señor Naranjo, and the dance of the Tataqueri, Corcovi, Negritos and Viejitos.

He passed away on September 2012 two weeks before receiving the Erendira Award, The highest prize given by the Michoacan State Government.

$750
San Antonio Nicho Bolivia
SKU: Nicho-32

Artist unknown.  Oaxaca, Mexico, 1st half of 20th cent.  
Mixed media - Wood, gesso and paint figure with fabric, paper, tin-foil in wood and glass box.
(8 1/4" w. x 5 3/4" d. x 16 3/4" h.)

$750
San Francisco de Paola (St. Francis of Paola)
SKU: RTB-5

Retablo Santo, Mexico, late 19th cent.
Oil paint on tinplate
(14" h. x 10" w.)
 

$695
Nuestra Senora de Dolores or Mater Dolorosa (Our lady of Sorrows)
SKU: RTB-7

Retablo Santo, Mexico, late 19th cent.
Oil paint on tinplate
(14" h. x 10" w.)

$695
Diablo con Serpientes Mask from Mexico
SKU: MXM-135

Diablo mask with three snakes, dance and state undetermined - Mexico,
early 20th century
wood, oil paint, ribbon
(14” w. x 9.5” d. x 22”h.).
Ex. Brand collection.

$650
Santo Nino de Atocha (The Child of Atocha)
SKU: RTB-6

Retablo Santo, Mexico, late 19th cent.
Oil paint on tinplate
(14" h. x 10" w.)

$495
Moro de Carnaval Mask - Veracruz
SKU: MXM-127

Moro de Carnaval mask - Plan de Palmas, Papantla, Veracruz, Mexico, early 20th century.
Carved wood w/ oil and mineral-based paints.
6" w. x 7 1/2” h. x 4” d.
Ex. Brand collection.

$450
Matachines Mask
SKU: mxm-112

Dance of the Matachines. El Arenal, Yahualica, Hidalgo, Mexico,
c.1950's
wood, oil and water-based paints
(6 3/4" w. x 5 3/4" d. x 8" h.)

$390
Diablo (Blue Devil) Mask (#mxm113)
SKU: mxm113

Manuel Abeiro Horta Ramos
Tocuaro, Michoacan, Mexico,
c.2014
wood, oil enamel
(8" w. x 7 1/2" d. x 9 1/2" h.)

$385
Moro Mask (#mxm105)
SKU: mxm-105

Puebla, Mexico,
mid-20th century
wood, oil paint
(7 1/2" w. x 51/4" d. x 8 1/4" h.)

$375
Tecuan Mask - Dance of the Tejorones
SKU: MXM-128

Tecuan Mask - Dance of the Tejorones - Cuatepec, Guerrero, Mexico, mid-20th century.
Carved wood w/ oil-based paints.
6 1/4” w. x 7 3/4” h. x 3 1/2” d.
Ex. Brand collection.

$375
Moor Mask
SKU: MXM-129

Moor Mask - Guerrero, Mexico, mid-20th century.
Carved wood w/ oil-based paints.
6" w. x 9 1/2” h. x 3 1/2” d.
Ex. Brand collection.

$375
Moro Mask
SKU: mxm-099

Carnival - Hidalgo, Mexico,
mid-20th century
wood, oil paint
(6" w. x 3 3/4" d. x 61/4" h.)

$360
Mariachis Muertos
SKU: MXMN-008

Painted clay figures in wood box with glass front.
(2 3/4" h. x 2 1/2" w. x 1 1/2" d.)
Exact designs vary.

$14
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Viejo Mask
SKU: MXM-078

Attributed to Victoriano Salgado Morales (1920 - 2012) Uruapan, Michoacan, Mexico,
c. 1990
"maque" lacquer, wood, animal teeth
(6 3/4" w. x 5" d. x 7 1/2" h.)

 

$475
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Diablo Mask with Reptiles
SKU: MXM-118

Guerrero, Mexico, 20th century.
Carved wood w/ oil paint, animal horn, misc. materials.
21” w. x 21" h. x 12” d.
From a private collection.

$395
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Chivo Mask (#mxm085)
SKU: mxm-085

Carnaval de Chivos - San Bartolo, Hidalgo, Mexico,
c. 1990's
wood, oil paint, goat horn, Horse hair, ribbon, steel wire
(9" w. x 5" d. x 18" h.)

$365
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Diablo Mask with Reptiles
SKU: MXM-119

Guerrero, Mexico, 20th century.
Carved wood w/ oil paint.
8 1/4” w. x 16 1/2" h. x 7 1/4” d.
Ex. Brand collection.

$325
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El Pocho Dance Mask from Tabasco
SKU: MXM-131

El Pocho dance - Teposque, Tabasco, Mexico,
c. 1970's
wood, automotive oil paint,
(6" w. x 5" d. x 7 1/2" h.).
Ex. Brand collection.

 

$325
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Maringuilla Mask (#mxm114)
SKU: mxm-114

Juan José Horta Ramos
Tocuaro, Michoacan, Mexico,
c.2014
wood, oil enamel
(7" w. x 4 1/2" d. x 8" h.)

$325
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Diablo Mask
SKU: MXM-076

Pastorela dance - Uruapan, Michoacan, Mexico,
c. 1990
lacquer, wood, animal teeth, cow horns
(15" w. x 6 1/4" d. x 11 1/2" h.)

 

$320
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Diablo "Satanas" Mask
SKU: MXM0-077

Pastorela dance - Uruapan, Michoacan, Mexico,
c. 1990
lacquer, wood, animal teeth, cow horns
(13" w. x 6 1/4" d. x 11" h.)

$320
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Negrito Mask
SKU: MXM-123

Michoacan, Mexico, mid-20th century.
Carved wood w/ oil paint.
6 1/2” w. x 8 1/4" h. x 4 1/4” d.

$295
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One-eyed Man - Mexican Moor Mask
SKU: MXM-124

Veracruz(?), Mexico, mid-20th century.
Carved wood w/ oil paint.
6” w. x 6 1/2" h. x 5” d.
Ex. Brand collection.

$275
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Cristo Crucificado Nicho
SKU: Religart-23

Oaxaca, Mexico, 1st half 20th cent.
Mixed media - Wood, gesso and paint figure with fabric, paper, tin, tin-foil in wood and glass box.
(6" w. x 3 1/4" d. x 10 3/4" h.)

$250
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"Maringuilla" Carnival Mask from Veracruz
SKU: MXM-116

Viejito dance, Carnival, Veracruz, Mexico,
mid-20th cent.  Originally part of pair with mask #MXM-117.
Wood painted with oil paints,w/ metal earrings
(7 3/4” w x 7 1/4” h x 4 1/4” d.)

$250
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Virgen de Soledad Nicho
SKU: Religart-22

Oaxaca, Mexico, 1st half 20th cent.
Mixed media - Wood, gesso and paint figure with fabric, paper, tin-foil in wood and glass box.
(5 1/2" w. x 2 3/4" d. x 10 1/2" h.)
 

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Virgen Nicho
SKU: Religart-24

Oaxaca, Mexico, 1st half 20th cent.
Mixed media - Wood, gesso and paint figure with fabric, paper, tin-foil in wood and glass box.
(5 3/4" w. x 2 3/4" d. x 9 1/2" h.)

$225
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Humming-bird Mask (#mxm093)
SKU: mxm093

Carnaval - Carpinteros, Hidalgo, Mexico,
c. 1990's
wood, oil paint,
(6" w. x 14 1/4" d. x 14" h.)

$195
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Zebra by Gabino Reyes Lopez
SKU: GRL-01

Zebra
Gabino Reyes Lopez - La Union Tejalapan, Oaxaca, Mexico, c.1995.
Wood painted with acrylic paints.
(2" w. x 8 1/2" d. x 4 3/4" h.)

$68
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Spotted Frog from Oaxaca
SKU: JBLS-01

Spotted Frog
José Blas R. - Oaxaca, Mexico
Wood painted with acrylic paints
(4 1/2" w. x 5 3/4" d. x 3" h.)

$58
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Holstein Cow from Oaxaca
SKU: JSOR-01

Cow
Josue Ortocha  - Oaxaca, Mexico
Wood painted with acrylic paints
(1 3/4" w. x 5" d. x 4" h.)

$36
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