Brunka Woodcut Engraving BAW2


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This compostion, laid down in a choclate tone and Prussian blue hued palette, features a vinette of everyday traditional life for the Terraba tribal women – the tribe of which the artist Rivera is a member – during la cosecha (harvest time).

Rivera has been creating, for years, breath taking works in the traditional activity of adorning (by engraving) the dried shell of the jícara fruit – used as liquid containers and sives by the region’s Native groups. This very technique of jícara fruit adornment is precisely the technique required to do wood cut print making. About four years ago, an artist from the capital went to two Indigenous Reservations in the south of Costa Rica to teach a few renowned jícara fruit artisan’s  the techniques of print making. Rivera was one of these selcted artists.

This Native artist is a resident of Terraba village in the south Pacific coast watershed of Costa Rica.


  • Tribe: Terraba
  • Artist: Fidelia Rivera
  • Location: Southern Pacific Watershed, Costa Rica
  • Size: 16 3/4” x 14 1/4” (42.5 cm x 36.5 cm)

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Weight 0.3 kg