Clowns are a daily part of the Mexican Zocalo or, town square. They are often found entertaining a crowd of spectators both young and old and everyone appreciates the silly humor the clowns share. The Mexican Coconut Masks are nice gifts for people who appreciatea bit of whimsy. If giving as a gift, request free gift wrapping during your check out.
In the Mexican state of Guerrero, coconut shells are used to make these whimsical masks because though the shell dries hard, it is soft enough to carve and use in craft work. In the early 1950’s, tourists flowed to Acapulco and the locals found an outlet and income source for their traditional crafts. The profession flourished and today, still in the state of Guerrero but now in the mountain town of Taxco, Nadine, owner and buyer for Topanien Global Gifts, finds these unique coconut masks and mermaid bowls.
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Coconuts are slice in half, cleaned and sometime other organic materials are added to the shell before painting begins. Masks are then hand painted with acrylic paints on a coconut shell and finished in Taxco, Mexico. Each piece is hand crafted and so expect variations in color, size and design. Approximately 6 by 5.5 by 3 inches. Ready to hang. One Mexican Coconut Clown Mask.