Power of Crocodile
Makes for original and striking wall décor.
A homage to the eternal struggle in nature between the hunter and the hunted. This piece is a hybrid mask type – the ‘eco-diablo‘ (seen lurking and split in two in the background) paying respect to striking local wildlife: the mighty crocodile and other wetland residents all combine within the ceremonial mask design used in their age-old tribal ceremony.
This mask is hand carved from balsa wood and vividly painted with a naturalist’s keen eye, as Melvin Gonzalez of Boruca village, possesses. The seminal design here is the classic Brunka diablo mask used in their annual ceremony overwhelmed by local fauna.
- Tribe: Brunka (Boruca)
- Size: 9″ x 18 3/4″ (23cm x 48cm)
- Artist: Melvin González R.