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Ecological-Diablo Masks 005

Jaguar Protector

Stunning home decor wall art, this composition features, as a central motif – the majestic jaguar. Celebrating this venerated animal and as guardian – jaguar protector – a kagbrú rójk (traditional Brunka diablito masked personage) seems to meld with the large cat.

This is material culture of the Brunka tribe of Central America. This piece embodies the connected-ness of the Brunka to their landsacpe and living beings living within it.  These are ‘eco-diablo 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 the rain forest – lush foliage surrounding the two subjects. 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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