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Coconut Masks from Mexico

Posted by Anne Damon in Masks

Coconut Masks from Mexico

These whimsical masks are handmade in Guerrero, Mexico from coconuts! Yes, the coconut is cut in half, hollowed out, various organic materials like seed pods, cones, and fibers are attached. Then the whole thing is painted in bright glossy colors. How about one of these joyful faces for your wall?

I've been collecting these for a long time and our bathroom has several grouped together in a smiling chorus.

We have changing collection of coco masks--click here for our current availability.


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  • Hi Mona, Lots of organic materials are used to decorate and shape the face, hair, hats/crowns, braids, teeth—things like seeds, seed pods, leaves, other parts of the coco. They are glued and pasted on and then painted and lacquered. Each one is unique…we have very few at the moment but will have more in a few weeks as I bought some on my most recent trip. Thanks for the inquiry!

    Posted by Zinnia on February 09, 2017
  • Love these masks and have collected 5 travelling southern CA. and Arizona. Can you tell me what material is used to build the face on the coconut? Will look at your site at available masks today.
    Thank you!

    Posted by Mona on February 09, 2017
  • Hello Chanté, I sent you an email with this info but for others who are interested—this blog post was from 2012 so these particular masks are no longer available! Click on the orange “click here” to see what we currently have in stock. Thanks for your inquiry and Happy New Year. Anne at Zinnia Folk Arts

    Posted by Anne on January 02, 2017
  • I would like to purchase the carrot & onion masks only. Can you tell me if I can do that and let me know the cost? Thank you.

    Posted by Chante' Regan on December 30, 2016
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