This ‘ecological-diablo‘ mask – the mask itself symbolizes the aboriginal Brunka people, which, in turn, is encrusted with local fauna – is carved from balsa wood.
In this sublime amalgam of elements there is featured an array of animals – blue morpho butterfly, toucan, motmot bird – that come through a traditional diablito visage!
Such masks are still used in this venerable tribal ceremony: la Danza de los Diablitos. Brunka territory is situated in Costa Rica’s southern Pacific coast watershed.
The Brunka tribal masks are extraordinary wooden wall art pieces – an unexpected uniqueness. A great piece to begin a collection or one to add to.