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Oso grande (large bear) mask made of painted tin, alpaca hair and plastic decorations. The mask has large round ears and a cap of short white-grey fur. The snout is black with six high ridges around the nostril and a golden plastic oval on the front. The open mouth is lined with white teeth along the top and has a wide red tongue. The bulging yellow eyes have pink tinsel around the edges, and two large flaps with pink sequins around the edges. Both ears have an orange centre with wavy black lines and spiked green edges. One has a pink and silver garland around the outside. Purple feathers have been added as ear fur. The inside of the mask is white with a pattern of small blue boxes and is lined with foam around the edge. There is a white sticker on the inside.

History Of Use

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


Purchased from a festival mask rental shop in Puno.

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