Cedro Wood Small Mask
This cedro wood wall mask, carved from the esteemed tropical hardwood cedro amargo, is a smaller version of the traditional, hand-carved wood diablo mask-type used by the Brunka to represent themselves in their centuries-old Danza de los Diablitos. This particular cut of cedro is two-toned and possesses a lovely grain.
The theme of this mask makes an allusion to the cosmology of many tribal groups of lower Central America: the nagual, or alter-ego of a warrior, or shaman. In this case, a jaguar is the nagual of the human face featured underneath this venerated cat’s visage. Carved by the renowned Brunka mask maker, Sergio Gonzalez, mask maker of note from Boruca village in the southern Pacific coast watershed.
- Tribe: Brunka
- Size: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (10 x 13.5 cm)
- Artist: Sergio Gonzalez