This traditional Brunka tribal diablo mask with, up and down fangs and a wandering eye, is the type used by certain male participants of their community to represent themselves/ancestors in their centuries-old Danza de los Diablitos. The antagonist in this traditional choreography, the toro (bull), represents the invading Spanish.
Created by traditional mask maker and esteemed ceremonial participant from Boruca village, Edixon Mora, this mask is decorated in harmonious tones and intricate detailing in motifs, some of which are allusions to animal skins as well as petroglyphs, typical of this mask maker.
Signed by the artist – a fine piece for wall art decor.
- Tribe: Brunka
- Size: 18″ (46 cm) tall
- Artist: Edixon Mora L.