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These 'Tigre' (slang for a Jaguar) head masks are used as part of the costume that adorn the men from the various neighbourhoods in the area for the 'Day of the Holy Cross' festival at the beginning of May each year. Ferocious fighting conquests ensue with the participants lashing each other with knotted lengths of rope whilst wearing these protective helmets. Whilst brutal, this ritual is considered an essential part of the fiesta and thought to be a 'crucial aspect in petitioning the deities for rain during the spring planting season'.
Available to view at LASSCO Brunswick House
|Height||56.00 cm||(22.05 inches)|
|Width||37.00 cm||(14.57 inches)|
|Depth||20.00 cm||(7.87 inches)|
LASSCO Ltd, Brunswick House
30 Wandsworth Road