Festival of Candelaria, Puno, by Mylene d'Auriol Stoessel.
The devil mask captures the essence of the Oruro Carnival. The devil or Supay represents the Andean pre-conquest underworld figure that was lord of the hills and transmogrified by the Christians as the Devil. Masks like this are worn with equally ornate costumes in the big parade. An authentic, full-sized parade mask, it is made of very strong papier mache, and the horns are removable.