Object 2015.6.10: Qoyacha mask
The mask is made up of painted mesh wire. The blue eyes and the skin tone depicts European influence. It also has been used to mock Indians who consider themselves more as European by blood and culture. The mask also symbolizes the hierarchy mixed-race individuals had over Indian and Afro-Peruvian peoples.
Object 2015.6.11: Qoyacha headdress
The Qoyacha headdress is made from ribbons and sequins with sewn tassels.
Object 2015.6.11(1): Qoyacha headdress
Banner image by iperu.org
Prepared by Kathleen B. Connell