The bauta (sometimes referred as baùtta) is a mask, today often heavily gilded though originally simple stark white, which is designed to comfortably cover the entire face; this traditional grotesque piece of art was characterized by the inclusion of an over-prominent nose, a thick supraorbital ridge, a projecting "chin line", and no mouth. The mask's beak-like chin is designed to enable the wearer to talk, eat, and drink without having to remove it, thereby preserving the wearer's anonymity.
Sectors are named after Spanish Flamenco dances: Caña, Malagueña, Soleares, Alegría, Fandango, Sevillana, Siguiriyas, Tarantos. The Triana-Group is a still existing Flamenco group in Seville.
A drawing on a page from one of the note books of his wife at the time. She was studying ancient languages.