VINTAGE GUATEMALAN DANCE MASK WITH GLASS EYEs. Character of the dance of conquest. Dance of the Conquest is a traditional folkloric dance from Guatemala.
The dance reenacts the invasion led by Spanish conquistador Pedro de Alvarado and his confrontation with Tecun Uman, ruler of K'iche' kingdom of Q'umarkaj. Although the dance is more closely associated with Guatemalan traditions, it has been performed in early colonial regions of Latin America at the urging of Catholic friars and priests, as a method of converting various native populations and African slaves to the Catholic Church. Thank you for your business! I have inspected this item to the best of my ability & find it to be free of tears, stains, defects, etc. Please keep in mind that different computer monitors and settings may produce slight variations of colors.Tedious but Important General Information: Our home is non-smoking. While I do my best to describe any scents, odors or potential allergens, my items are pre-owned. This may pose a problem for the exquisitely sensitive or very allergic... I sell many Vintage items-please remember that Vintage means they have almost always been used by someone, and may have a few flaws.
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