Used Ceremonial Mask 025


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Jade-encrusted Chieftain, Boruca

The Brunka tribal diablito mask is essentially a homage to their ancestors – the mask visage represents an ancestral chieftain in local balsa wood (and painted). Note the allusion to the regalia of the native nobility: goldwork, jadework and macaw feathers.

This collectible ethnographic mask is a ‘diablo‘ mask-type which has been used in the Brunka tribe’s annual celebration for centuries (in both of their villages: Boruca and Rey Curré).

This mask was worn in the Danza de los Diablitos of 2020-2021 in their principal village of Boruca, in southern Costa Rica. This piece comes accompanied with valuable photo-documentation.


  • Size: 9 1/2 ″ x 20”
  • Artist: Anthony Leiva
  • Tribe: Boruca (Brunka)

Additional information

Weight 2.1 kg