Un Vejigante is a clown character in Hispanic Caribbean festival
celebrations (seen mainly during Carnival time). Traditional colors of the Vejigantes
are black, red, white and yellow.
Vejigante masks are made by soaking paper with a mixture of flour and glue
applied to an aluminum foil mask mold. Multiple layers of paper allow for a
strong base. Horn shapes and sizes are then created using the paper soaked and
attached to the mask mold. Once dry, the mask is ready to be painted in a variety
of colors and patterns.