Vejigante mask

Color image of a carved coconut-shell vejigante mask made by Puerto Rican-Minnesotan artist and musician Ricardo Gómez c.1995.

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Carved coconut-shell vejigante mask made by Puerto Rican-Minnesotan artist and musician Ricardo Gómez c.1995. The mask was originally worn by a nine-year-old with an accompanying jump suit at parades, festivals, and performances of Gómez's Bomba & Plena group, Proyecto La Plena. The vejigante is a Puerto Rican folklore character that appears in many festival celebrations.

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