Gene Quintana Fine Arts

A Yokuts mortar for face paints

Item#: FL-35

Found at Tulare Lake, Tulare County, California
Frank Latta Collection
Diameter: 2 3/4in
Height: 2in
Face painting was an art form for the Yokuts, for both faces and bodies. Various designs were used in conjunction with different ceremonies and symbols of may families. The paint was mixed to the consistency of a thick grease, being a combination of elk tallow and bear oil.