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Ecological-Diablo Mask 014 SOLD

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Notorious, but respected, residents of Brunka territory, in southern Costa Rica, adorn this mask. “Invading” the mask’s face (a traditional ceremonial diablito) are a pair of vividly coloured vipers.

The hybrid ‘eco-diablo’ mask type is a fusion, or hybrid, of the traditionally worn diablo mask, used in the annually celebrated Danza de los Diablitos, combined with compositional elements borrowed from their natural surroundings. This evolution and exploration of form slowly came about through an emphasis and play with design elements, seen in certain older diablo masks, of an ‘alter-ego’, or totem animal, featured on the forehead, and/or chin, of the mask.

  •  Tribe: Brunka (Boruca)
  • Artist: Bernardo Gonzalez/Ricardo Morales
  • Size: 9″ x 16 3/4″ (23 x 42.5 cm)
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