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Vintage Ocumicho Folk Art Handpainted Blue Clay Devil Mask

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With its abundance of natural clay, the rural northwestern region of Michoacán is well-suited for pottery, and many small communities like Ocumicho developed their own clay specialties including devils, mermaids, saints, sun gods, and drunks. This bizarre range includes subjects from everyday life, religious allegories, and native folklore.

This vintage piece shares the brilliant history of this town's rich color, intricately painted details, artistry, and design. The mask is constructed from clay with a bright blue background. It has a Devil/Diablito face with painted detailing along with clay figure adornments of a mint green salamander, a cream lizard and muddy mustard colored bird. It was collected on location and perfect in any Mexican Folk Art collection as a singular work of art or displayed with other similar items from our selection.   

Place of Origin: Ocumicho, Michoacán, Mexico  

Date of Manufacture: 1980s 

Condition: Very Good 

Wear: Head of light mint green salamander is missing. Please refer to pictures.  

Dimensions:  7 in. H X  8 in. W X  4 in. D 

Reference: The Spirit of Folk Art, Henry Glassie, Diablitos in the Details: The Curious Tale of Mexico's Most Peculiar Pottery - Collector's Weekly, Hunter Oatman-Stanford

Vintage Ocumicho Folk Art Handpainted...

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