Hang the Mexican Princess Coconut Mask in your home and share a little happy light. This is a simple face, shining with happiness and a little surprise. The pointy crown over her round, pink-cheeked face and her strong features makes this little lady shine like a princess. She is a nice gift for someone with a sense of humor who appreciates 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. 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 sometimes, other organic materials, are added to the shell before painting begins. Masks are then hand painted with acrylic paints on the coconut shell and finished in Taxco, Mexico. Each piece is hand crafted and so expect variations in color, size and design. Approximately 7 inches round and 3 inches deep. Ready to hang. One Mexican Princess Coconut Mask.