This carved wood diablo 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. The antagonist, the toro (bull), represents the invading Spanish.
Invoking a prideful demeanour, faced with confrontation against the Europeans, Edixon Mora (mask signed by the artist) has created an emblematic traditional mask – in the typical Boruca village style – with this serene and confident visage.
This diablo mask is typical of many of the painted (balsa) wood masks used in the Danza; expressions in these masks can range from exaggeratedly aggressive to contemplative. Unique wall art decor for home or business.
- Tribe: Brunka
- Size: 9″ x 17 1/2″ (23 x 44.25cm)
- Artist: Edixon Mora L.