Paper Mache Tag

  • Object: Mask (Opera Mask)

    Object: Mask (Opera Mask)

    Oct 02, 2018

    Sun Wukong at the Beijing opera “Journey to the West.” Photo by d’n’c, via Wikimedia Commons. This mask represents a character named Sun Wukong (孫悟空), or the Monkey King, who appears in Chinese folklore and plays a large role in [...]

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  • Object: Mask (Chinese Opera mask depicting Jian Wei)

    Object: Mask (Chinese Opera mask depicting Jian Wei)

    Oct 02, 2018

    This is a Chinese Opera mask depicting Jian Wei, a character who appeared in the The Romance of the Three Kingdoms. This traditional Chinese drama combines historic events, and legends, from the third century AD and the civil wars after [...]

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  • Object: Figurine (Tree of Life candelabra)

    Object: Figurine (Tree of Life candelabra)

    Sep 27, 2018

    This object is a Tree of Life candelabra made from paper mache for the Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) celebration. It is decorated with flowers, small figures of people, and small figures of skeletons. The candelabra is [...]

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  • Object: Effigy (Judas Effigy)

    Object: Effigy (Judas Effigy)

    Sep 25, 2018

    On Sabado de Gloria (Holy Saturday), following Good Friday, it is a Mexican tradition to explode paper mache figures with fireworks in large city centers. The paper mache figures, also called effigies, are intended to symbolically represent Judas Iscariot. According [...]

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  • Object: Costume helmet

    Object: Costume helmet

    Sep 25, 2018

    I-0083a Roman Centurion’s Costume Helmet Catholic Mexico City, Mexico Date: 20th century Materials: Papier Mâché Photo via: Txuspe, Wikimedia Commons This object is a brightly colored papier mâché Roman centurion’s helmet that was worn by a child during Semana Santa [...]

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