This ‘ecological-diablo‘ mask – the mask itself symbolizes the aborginal Brunka people, which, in turn, is encrusted with local fauna – is carved from balsa wood.
In this sublime amalgam of elements there are featured: a raging diablito visage featuring horns which are actually keel-billed toucans! Complementing this toucan study are momot birds and toucantes. Such masks are still used in this venerable tribal ceremony: la Danza de los Diablitos. Brunka territory is situated in Costa Rica’s southen 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.