Mask Factory Faces Demand for Mandela, Lennon

An enduring favorite … and a revered leader. John Lennon and Nelson Mandela are two of the most popular mask characters for the 2014 Rio de Janeiro carnival. And Olga Valles, owner of this mask factory says besides the world famous, there is also demand for Brazilian politicians. Factory artists try to obtain the best possible likeness to the character in question when creating the mask molds.

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