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    Wolf mask, State of Guerrero, MX

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    Jaguar mask, State of Quintana Roo, MX

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    Jaguar mask, State of Quintana Roo, MX

    Jaguar mask from Tulum, MX

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    Danza del TIgre mask, Zitlala, Guerrero, Mexico

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    Ceremonial Danza del Tigre mask, Zitlala, Guerrero, Mexico. The jaguar—as a symbol of the earth, rain, and fertility—did not die with the Conquest but ironically continues to die every year in the festivals in and through which the indigenous folk religion of Mesoamerica exists. This annual death is, as it always has been, representative of the death that precedes rebirth in the eternal cycle of life and death.

    Jaguars in fierce combat during the celebration for the feast of the Holy Cross. Zitlala, Guerrero (Nahua), 1987. Photo: Ruth D. Lechuga from the book "Tigers, Devils, and the Dance of Life - Masks of Mexico" by Barbara Mauldin

    more recent jaguar mask, Mexico

    The Jaguar, known as tigre (tiger) mask. Zitlala, Guerrero, Mexico

    vintage wooden mask, Mexico

    full jaguar outfit w/mask. Danza del Tigre, Zitlala, Mexico

    vintage mask, Mexico