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"Aclotile"
From Puerto Rico in Washington
© Smithsonian Folkways Recordings

Puerto Rican Mask
1985

Papier-mâché carnival mask
This horned papier-mâché mask was used in the traditional carnival celebrations of Ponce, Puerto Rico, during the last days before Lent. Combining European and African elements, Puerto Rican carnivals reflect the unique heritage of the island's people.

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Made by Miguel Caraballo
Web display only

Learn more!
· Carnival
· Carnaval de Ponce
· "A Collector's Vision of Puerto Rico," an NMAH Virtual Exhibition
· "Aclotile"

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