The vejigante is a folkloric character in Puerto Rican festival celebrations, mainly seen during Carnival time. Its origins trace back to medieval Spain. According to legend, the vejigante represents the infidel Moors who were defeated by Saint James. To honor the saint, the people dressed as demons, taking to the streets in an annual procession.
Paper maché mask by Puerto Rican artisan José Rosa. 19.5 x 26 x 10.5 inches.
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