Skip to content

Unveiling Life’s Journey: Fair Trade Triple Death Mask (Mexico). Handcrafted & Symbolic.

£32.99 Incl. VAT

Triple Death Mask

  • Depiction of the stages of human life
  • Intricately crafted and painted
  • Traditionally worn during ceremonies or placed on graves
  • Handmade and Fair Trade from Mexico
  • Fair trade, ethical

Bafts logo Circle

Triple Death Mask

This attention-grabbing Triple Death Mask has been intricately crafted and painted by skilled artisans in Mexico

Similar to ones found in pre Aztec ruins (Teotihuacan) and in Mayan ruins (Tikal, 900AD), this mask shows how ancient Mesoamerican cultures viewed the differing stages of life as part of a cycle of human existence through life and then onto the afterlife

It was believed that as death arrived, so a new cycle began, and many preparations involving rituals and gifts were made to prepare the soul for the afterlife

These masks depict a major Aztec preoccupation: the passage of time. Each layer shows a stage of a human’s life: youth (inner layer), adulthood (middle layer), and old age and death (outer layer)

The masks were traditionally worn during ceremonial events or placed upon graves

These items are carved and painted by hand, so the one you receive could differ from the pictures shown

Size: (approximate height x width x depth)

  • Small: 17 x 14cm (depth TBC)
  • Medium: 9 x 12 x 3cm
  • Large: 18cm x 22cm x 5cm

Material: Earthenware or similar

Origin: Mexico

Credentials: Fair trade, ethical

Read about our supplier’s fair trade and eco policies

See our full range of gift ideas. All ethically sourced, of course!


Postage starts at £3.99 for second class delivery via Royal Mail
1st class and next day options will also be available at checkout.

(Greeting cards are sent 1st class at £1.80)

All items will be posted the day after receiving payment, other than orders received on Sat/Sun or Bank Holiday, which will be posted the next available working day.
Our full Delivery and returns details can be found here -


There are no reviews yet.

Be the first to review “Unveiling Life’s Journey: Fair Trade Triple Death Mask (Mexico). Handcrafted & Symbolic.”

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *