Set of 2 Handcrafted Papier Mache 'Inca Offering' Masks (Peru)

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This handmade creation is offered in partnership with NOVICA, in association with National Geographic.

Traditionally worn for sacrificial rites, these Inca masks were considered as amulets to communicate with the gods. Jaime Zapata handcrafts the masks from a combination of papier-mache and plaster of Paris and adorns tehm with jute headdresses.

Product Features:
  • Materials: Plaster of Paris, paper and jute
  • Color: Brown, beige, orange
  • Decorative
  • Large mask: 9.8 inches high x 4.1 inches wide x 1.6 inches deep
  • Small mask: 4.3 inches high x 2.4 inches wide x 1.6 inches deep

Story Behind the Art:
Jaime Zapata Espinoza creates masks inspired by his profound Peruvian roots. 'My objective is to transmit human emotions in seemingly animated objects. I use recycled paper and textiles, cans, and some vegetal elements like rushes. Colors are given with natural oxides and earths. To decorate my pieces I also use hand-woven elements with Inca motifs,' explains the artisan, who has exhibited his work in Peru, Germany and Japan.

What is Worldstock?

The handcrafted touch of artisan skill creates variations in color, size and design. If buying two of the same item, slight differences should be expected. Note: Color discrepancies may occur between this product and your computer screen.


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Style Classic Traditional
Worldstock Country Peru
Color Black Multi
Dimensions Large: 9.8 inches high x 4.1 inches wide x 1.6 inches deep; Small: 4.3 inches high x 2.4 inches wide x 1.6 inches deep
Materials Plaster of Paris, paper and jute
Model Number 125737

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  • 2 hand crafted Papier mache Inca Offering Masks

    The design is excellent and both pieces are presented in excellet colors. A must have for any mask collector

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