The Moon and the Snake Mask is a mask of many stories. The indigenous peoples of North America have a story that tells of how so many different types of snakes came into existence. It is a story of jealousy, adultery and revenge. The Catholics use the snake and the crescent moon in symbolism as reference to Adam and Eve and the Garden of Eden. Shiva is seen with a crescent moon above his head and a snake around his shoulders. The Moon is wisdom and the snake is a state of consciousness where one is alert but takes no action.
The Moon and the Snake mask can also be seen to symbolize dream and logic.
This mask is glazed to create a dimensional quality to the paint treatment and is an excellent decorative mask as well as a mask for festive occasion.