Rare Mossicanite Mask / by Dave Hileman

This is the only remaining mask of its kind in the US. It has been very carefully maintained by the NPS neo-palio curators. It is made of bark, moss and other natural materials. You can see the stylized markings for the eyes and the mouth. One interesting item is located above the forehead where, according to Mossicanite lore, the center of the soul is located. Here it is given a rare treatment with pink and grey markings indicating royalty and longevity. You can also count the extra number of wisdom lines that indicate a very sage leader. 

Or is it, after all it is April 1