Pascola mask motifs come from face
painting. The Pascolas clear the area and
entertain the crowd before the Deer Dance,
but their role is infinitely more important. The
mask allows them to enter the world of the
spirit and through ritual bring that sacred
realm into Man's world. All participants
recognize that the Pascolas make this
difficult journey on their behalf. The word
'Pascola' comes from 'pahko'ola' meaning
'Old Man of the Ceremony'. The term comes
from two words: pahko-ceremony and o'olaan
affectionate term for old man. The two
words were shortened into pahko'ola and
are pronounced pascola in Spanish.
'Pascolas are individuals who perform as a
result of dreamed visions. Their knowledge
is gained from animals of the woods, rather
than from Christian supernaturals.'
(Fontana, Flaubert, Burn 1977).
This artwork is hand-painted in acrylic on Masonite. It is a framed original. AS SEEN in the Book 'Magic Faces, Caras Magicas' written by Michael P. Earney. It has been displayed in multiple art galleries and has had many articles written about the work.
Image/object size (inches):
32 (height) 24 (width) 0 (depth)
The above image is an estimate of the size of the image/object compared to an average person. Box will only show a max 70 inches height x 70 inches width.
Yaqui Pascola Acrylic on Masonite, framed original