Mexican Mask Tecuani Jaguar Dance

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The Tecuani Dance, also known as the "Dance of the Tecuanes," is a traditional indigenous dance originating from the state of Guerrero, Mexico. It is a ritualistic performance that commemorates the struggle between the indigenous peoples and the Spanish conquistadors during the colonial period.

In the Tecuani Dance, participants wear elaborate costumes representing various characters, including jaguars (tecuanes), Spanish soldiers, and indigenous warriors. The dance is often accompanied by music played on traditional instruments such as drums and flutes.

The performance typically involves intricate choreography, with dancers portraying intense battle scenes, symbolic of the historical conflict between the indigenous communities and the Spanish colonizers. Through this dance, participants honor their ancestors and preserve their cultural heritage while also celebrating resilience and unity.

Overall, the Tecuani Dance is a powerful expression of indigenous identity, history, and resistance, and it continues to be an important part of Guerrero's cultural heritage.

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REGION  Guerrero, Mexico
TECHNIQUE Hand carved Wood
COMMENTS Ca 1990's 
CARE Clean with a soft dry cloth