With fine carved relief detail and a warm and luminous cut of tropical cedar, this diablito mask is further enhanced on its surface with a lovely wood grain. So-called ‘primitive art’ worthy of wall art, this hand carved wood mask’s design corresponds to the traditional diablo mask type used by the Brunka people to represent themselves in their centuries-old Danza de los Diablitos. The antagonist, the toro (bull), represents the invading Spanish. Carved by a famed mask maker of Boruca village.
- Tribe: Brunka
- Size: 7 1/2″ x 15 1/4″ (19 x 38cm)
- Artist: Sergio Gonzalez R.