‘Harlequin’ Tribal Mask
This unpainted wood mask’s design corresponds to the traditional diablo mask-type used by the Brunka to represent themselves in their centuries-old Danza de los Diablitos. This complex carved mask design is made from a lovely cut of laurel wood. It is in a style typical of the Brunka village of Boruca, where it was carved, displaying classic elements such as local fauna, or exaggerated horns (such as this mask features). Gonzalez, the mask maker of this piece and a master mask carver (and esteemed village elder) has a timeless style, a bit more ‘sober’ than many of the ceremonial diablito masks of their main village of Boruca.
- Tribe: Brunka
- Size: 6 1/2″ x 16 1/4″
- Artist: Rafael Gonzalez Leiva