Felipe Horta, is a celebrated maskmaker, one of four in his village Tocuaro, Michoac?n, M?xico.
Felipe began carving at the age of 12 by watching his father, Eustacio Horta, carve. His father learned from a man in the village who is now 95 years old.
Felipe's masks are used for decorative purposes as well as in local, traditional dances. He primarily uses Copilillo (indigenous to Michoacan) and Avocado wood in his carvings
Category: Maskmakers / Wood
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