This anteater spirit mask – many masks created for this indigenous socio-historic ceremony represent local fauna – was worn in the Danza de los Diablitos of 2020-2021 in the principal Brunka tribal village of Boruca. Carved from one piece of balsa wood, this mask features the visage of an anteater as kagbrú – a diablito (known as the ‘little devils’ in Spanish) which symbolically represents the tribe’s ancestral defenders of their territory and lifeways..
The mask symbolizes the Native people in their struggle and resistance post-European contact. Sold with accompanying photo documentation of its use during the traditional tribal event.
- Tribe: Brunka (Boruca)
- Size: 13” x 21” (33cm x 53cm)
- Artist: Alberto Leiva M.