Mexican Masks: Symbols, Celebrations, Satire & Safety

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Masks are worn by peoples around the world for a variety of purposes – to allow the wearer to hide their identity or to assume a new identity for protection against diseases or malevolent spirits, to mock others, to symbolize one’s social status or position, and for amusement. Masks in Mexico have been used for thousands of years to portray objects and themes as varied as plants and animals, old and young, ethnic, political,economic, and social differences, and especially the fantastical and supernatural.

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