This painted balsa wood mask’s design – “quetzal family” – corresponds to the traditional diablo mask-type used by the Brunka tribe in their annual ceremony, Danza de los Diablitos, cleverly fused with designs invoking local flora and fauna. In this case a busy nesting scene starring this sacred cloud-forest resident invades the mask’s visage. One can also observe a human ‘ancestor’ face split with the ceremonial diablito mask. This hybrid mask type is a clear homage to their tribal history and local wildlife within their territory.
A creative piece, this mask has been carved from the local balsa wood and features the classic ceremonial diablo mask type melded with painted ecological elements. Makes for stunning wall art.
- Tribe: Brunka
- Size: 9 1/2″ x 17″
- Artist: German Morales D.