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Recycled paper and jasper mask, 'Wari Shaman' - Recycled Paper Mask Curate

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Recycled Paper Mask, "Wari Shaman"

With serpents slithering from its eyes like tears rolling down, this lagrimon... more

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With serpents slithering from its eyes like tears rolling down, this lagrimon (tearful) mask represents a Wari shaman. Jaime Zapata finds inspiration in the art and beliefs of this legendary culture, which associated serpents with wise shamans who also advised on agricultural activities. Zapata crafts the mask by hand with recycled paper, using red jasper for the eyes and ears. The headdress is woven in shades of red, turquoise and black, and features several rush reeds.

  • 1.57 kgs
  • 3.5 lbs
  • 32.5 cm H x 38.5 cm W x 4.5 cm D
  • 12.75" H x 15.25" W x 1.8" D

  • Recycled paper, jasper, 100% wool and rush
  • Intended as wall decor
  • Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
  • Promotes recycling and reduces waste
  • Free Gift Wrap? Yes
  • Premium Gift Wrap? Yes
  • Made in Peru.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in Andes
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"Black Turtle Neck Art"

I call this my Black Turtle Neck artwork, because I think it's something a beatnik would have appreciated back in the late 1950s. Sure, it's "mass produced" by hand. But it has so much symbolism and meaning packed into its simple motif, I don't get tired of looking at it. I love having it on my wall.

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10 Testimonials for Jaime Zapata Espinoza

Sir, I received my ""ancient"" mask today and it is amazing! I'm humbled to have work done by your talented hands in my home! I have a rather large collection of masks and carvings from around the world, but this piece is magnificent ! Thank you for sharing your talent with me! Sincerely, Mr. Lawrie Kowalski - Edmonton, Canada



i keep looking for more work from you i loved the mask i receive it looks fantastic in my house but it needs a friend i will keep looking so keep doing great work


L.A., California