The visual language of this so-called eco-mask is taken from centuries of expressing oneself through the medium of the ‘mask’. This is not any mask to be worn, as the traditional Brunka masks are, but are more a lyrical mask type interlacing a multitude of local flora and fauna in one seamless unity – always featuring a discreet ancestral spirit face encrusted in the landscape.
Here we have a “bouquet” of flocking and nesting scarlet macaws and a background of tropical flora – all found within the Brunka tribe’s territory in Costa Rica’s southern zone. This piece possesses a convincing realism in its execution and is a tour de force on the part of this well known Brunka mask maker of Boruca village. Note the two young birds awaiting the arrival of the attending adult pair.
Exceptional and rare wall art, this mask is one of a kind, as are all of the Brunka masks. Detailed craftsmanship: hand carved and hand painted balsa wood.