These masks represent the indigenous population in this centuries-old tribal event. This particular diablito mask was used every day in this annual, 3 day ceremony.
This unique used mask, adorned with scarlet macaw feathers, is a tarantula totem mask. A perfect example of the terror and awe that these masks are to inspire in the si’kua – the European invader and usurper (represented by xamán, the bull) who is being battled by any number of these kagbrú rójk (diablitos in the Brúnkajk language).
Used in the traditional tribal event: Danza/Juego de los Diablitos of 2015-2016 in the village of Boruca, Costa Rica.