Carved and painted from balsa wood. This evocative rendering of the respected black panther and known as the night punisher of those who break taboo. This fauna-inspired diablito is a homage to these mythically potent and respected animals of the forests of this tribe’s territory: kurà (jaguar/panther in the Brúnkajk language) – represents utter stealth and deadly hunting tactics.
Mask worn in the Danza de los Diablitos of 2019-2020 in the village of Boruca.
- Tribe: Brunka (Boruca)
- Size: 7″ x 14” (18cm x 36cm)
- Artist: Gonzalez-Rojas family