Howard Weliver Fine Art | Portfolio Tags Taos Pueblo Art
A multi-medium, diverse American artiist living in Taos, New Mexico
Taos artist, New Mexican artist, fine art, pop art, paintings, sculptures, assemblage, fine art prints, neon art, fine art for sale, found object arts, new native american art, contemporary artist, new mexican modern artist, street art, abstreet art
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Chiffoneti

12" x 12" mixed media on canvas $300.00 prints available. As "Delight Makers" clowns contribute the comedy interludes to the solemn religious dramas, and they also perform theatrical entertainments of a secular nature. These secret orders differ in name, membership, and duties in the various pueblos. One order, the "Chiffoneti" is called the Black Eyes at Taos. The members of this order impersonate, without the use of a mask, a certain kind of supernatural. For the concealment of their identities they depend entirely upon the painting of their bodies and faces and the arrangement of their hair and headdresses. These extraordinary beings are striped from head to foot in horizontal black and white earth colors. Their faces are white with circles of black around their mouths and eyes. The hair is parted in the...

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