This carved wood diablo mask’s design corresponds to the traditional diablo mask-type used by the Brunka to represent themselves in their centuries-old Danza de los Diablitos. The antagonist, the toro (bull), represents the invading Spanish.
Invoking the shock of battle and violence unleashed during historic lethal confrontations with the Europeans, R. González (mask signed by the artist) has created an emblematic traditional mask – in the typical REy Curré village style -with its own fangs piercing his snout!
This proud and almost serene diablo mask visage is typical of many of the painted (balsa) wood masks used in the Danza; expressions in these masks can range from exaggeratedly aggressive to contemplative. Unique wall art decor for home or business.