The papier-mâché vejigante masks of Amil Droz Torres, an artist from Puerto Rico who also worked part-time in Saratoga Springs “were an important component of the Carnaval de Vejigantes, the annual celebration held in Ponce, Puerto Rico. Begun in 1991, but with roots much older, it is usually held in late January or early February, lasting three to five days, leading to Ash Wednesday and Lent.
Vejigante Masks of Emil Droz Torres
DeGarmo, Todd. “Editor’s Column: Vejigante Masks.” New York Folklore, vol. 47: 1-2.