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Ecological-Diablo Masks 005 SOLD

Frog Medicine

Stunning home decor wall art, this composition features, as a central motif, a forest jewel: the red-eyed tree frog. Celebrating this amphibian – frog medicine – the heleconia upon which the frog climbs seems to be the headdress above a meditative aspect of an ancestor spirit. This is material cultural of the Brunka tribe of Central America. This piece embodies the connectedness of the Brunka to their landsacpe and living beings living within it.  These are ‘eco-masks’ inspired by the carved face masks  worn by the Brunka tribe’s traditional masked dancers, or ‘players’,  for the annual danza or juego de los diablitos.

Cleverly included in this composition is a local morpho butterfly alighting upon foliage about the ancestor’s calm visage. The mask visage seems to melt into his forest surroundings. A carved balsa wood mask as stupendous homage to Brunka culture.

  • Tribe: Brunka (Boruca)
  • Size: 9 1/2″ x 18″ (24 3/4 x 47 cm)
  • Artist: German Morales D.
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