Ancestral Forest Spirit
Striking, luminous colors, goldwork and finely detailed surface painting, this traditional diablo mask features an esoteric theme – an ancestral forest spirit – which has ancestral geometric design and a pair of red-eyed green tree frogs near its mouth.
This mask is a fine example of how detailed the painted surfaces of the Brunka tribal masks can be, one can forget that it is a wood carving. This is a typical design pertaining to the traditional diablo used by the Brunka to represent themselves in their centuries-old Danza de los Diablitos. This particular mask is special as it was used in many performances by the tribal theatrical-dramatic cultural troupe: Non Kuanzà
- Tribe: Brunka
- Size: 28″ x 13 1/4″ x (71 x 34 cm)
- Artist: Bryan Maroto