The vejigantes masks are of traditional borinquen style. There are two types: stone carton (from the Ponce European area) and coconut skeleton (from the African area of Loiza). Typically several horns are placed at the top of the horn and painted with bright colors. Lilly makes her own masks cardboard stones using handmade molds and then puts oil jelly on top and adds several newspaper tops. To mold the Loiza style masks, Lilly creates a mold using a coconut and then transforms it into a calabera using clay. She paints colorful designs on the mask using acrylic paints.
They wear vejigantes masks every July 26-28 during the feasts of Apostol Santiago. The dancers wear masks to frighten the children and entertain people. Traditionally they carry cow vesicles and shake them when they walk down the street and sing "coconut coconut coconut vejigante coco coconut." Lilly created a vejigante doll using stone cardboard for the mask and gauze for the disguise.
Lilly created other styles like painted masks and smaller masks to be sculpted and mold.
Ponce Vejigantes Masks
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Ponce vejigantes masks are made of stone and are used traditionally during Carnival. First a clay or plastic mold is built, and then covered with damp paper (Lilly uses a petrolatum). When dried, the mold is removed. Then the horns are added, done in the same way, and the masks are painted with bright colors. The vejigantes dancers use the masks in colorful costumes called "mamelucos" and pretend to kidnap the children.
Vejgantes Masks of Loíza
Hatillo Vejigantes Masks
Traditionally, Hatillo's masks were made of wire mesh. Hatillo is a town in Puerto Rico that was founded by people who arrived in 1823 from the Canary Islands. Lilly make small Hatillo masks, using fabric. The men wear these masks during the festival on Dec. 28 when they disguise themselves as Herod's soldiers. They dress in red, green and yellow, the traditional colors of Christmas. According to the Bible, King Herod attempts to kill the baby Jesus, and on this day in Hatillo men, dressed as soldiers, pretend to capture the children there.
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