The Woven Tale

The Woven Tale




The twenty-first and last mask of The Mexico Mask Series is an homage to another type of embroidery, this time pioneered by Raquel Aguilar Martinez from San Juan Nuevo, Michoacan, Mexico. I found her work while browsing my "Grandes Meastros del Arte Popular Mexicano" (Great Masters of Mexican Folk Art) book and found her work particularly captivating. She likes to tell tales in her weaving, of children playing with kites, the farmers working the field, religious festivities, and whatever other stories she wishes to tell or re-tell. This last mask is an ode to her work and the very particular lifestyle of small towns in Mexico: warm & colorful pueblos filled with all sorts of scents and sounds, the skilled and hardworking people who smile back despite the struggle,  and the strange mystique that connects them to something unexplainable.


ORIGIN: Ocotlan de Morelos, Oaxaca

SIZE: Large - or to order

TIME: 5 days

FABRIC: Two layers of 100% Manta Cotton


  • Shipping

    The cost of shipping is included in the price. Masks are shipped from Brooklyn, NY and should arrive within a week of purchase. A tracking number will be provided as soon as the piece is shipped.

  • Availability

    Each mask is unique and only one is held in stock at any point. If you are interested in a piece that has been sold, contact us and we will inform you of the estimated time for the artist to make a new one.

  • Returns

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  • Dimensions

    Some masks are smaller than others. If you want to make sure that the mask will  fit, send us a message with the dimension of the tip of your nose to the bottom of your chin and we will let you know if the mask will fit you. Alternatively, you may place a re-order to your size which can be fabricated by the artist in Oaxaca and sent to you in around 30 days.

    Large = Will fit most adults

    Medium = Best for smaller facial features

    Small= Best for children