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tikiskip
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Posted: 2007-10-27 2:45 pm   Permalink

Here are the pictures of the masks I thought looked like
the one you pictured.
It was from the Kahiki.
Sorry it took so long.




 
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Robin
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From: where the road and the sky collide
Posted: 2007-10-28 2:15 pm   Permalink

Hey thanks tikiskip for posting those. Nice. That bottom one sure bears some resemblance to the one my friend has...sameish smile and eyes. These are probably from Mexico from your earlier post. At least we know for sure my friends mask is not from Guam! Thanks again for the pics.

R.


 
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Sneakytiki
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Joined: Mar 31, 2003
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From: Boise, Idaho
Posted: 2007-11-07 11:42 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2007-09-24 13:09, filslash wrote:
Aloha,
Quote:

On 2007-09-24 09:16, Robin wrote:
He spoke with his mother, and she remembers it coming from Guatemala about forty or so years ago when her sister made a trip there. She says it's a rain god, but doesn't remember the name.
Mystery solved.



Maybe, maybe not. It really doesn't resemble the Guatamalan rain god at Tikal.


It doesn't really look like the Maya rain god Chaak.



Head of a Rain God, 10th–11th century
Mexico; Maya-Toltec.



Tlaloc the Inca Rain god.



Another Taloc, this from the Olmec period.

Anyhow fun stuff none the less.










Hey fils the Incan god wouldn't be at all related to the Olmec god, the Incan (S.America) empire was removed by vast distances from the Mexican (Mayan, Aztec, Olmec, etc..) cultures.

The mask making tradition in Southern Mexico and Guatemala approximates the territory of the former Mayan empire and the mask in question looks touristy and conceivably could have been influenced by polypop.
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