Bear Mask Item Number: 2946/11 from the MOA: University of British Columbia


Small bear mask with bulging eyes and thick light grey fur on head and chin. The mask is made of painted tin, with alpaca skin glued on. The short snout is black, with pink nostrils and a high ridge on each side. The bulging eyes have large black pupils and orange irises. There are spiky green eyelashes and flaps with wavy tops above each eye. The ears have green centres with black and white stripes, oranges edges and gold trim. The mouth has pointed white teeth and two large fangs.

History Of Use

Bear mask, used in performances during the Virgin of Candelaria feast days.


Purchased from a festival mask rental shop in Puno.