Ecological-Diablo Masks 004


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Hidden Rainforest Energy

This complex ‘ecological-diablo‘ mask –  its elements alluding to a hidden forest energy – is a conceptual diablito mask (albeit steeped in tradition) conceived of by Brunka mask makers of renown, Bernardo Gonzalez and Esteban Morales. The piece itself symbolizes the aboriginal Brunka people – it is very much a symbol of the tribe itself. The connection with their ancestral territory is clearly reflected in the interwining of rainforest with a kagbru (‘diablito’ in Spanish) mask face. It is carved from balsa wood and then carefully painted.

Such worn 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.

  • Tribe: Brunka (Boruca)
  • Size: 9 1/4″ x 18 1/2″ (24cm x 47cm)
  • Artist: Bernardo Gonzalez M./Esteban Morales

Additional information

Weight 2.2 kg