Conquistador Ghost Mask
This tribal mask was worn during the 2020-2021 Rey Curre indigenous Brunka tribal village’s annual three day ceremony: Danza de los Diablitos. This kaísh ‘egua (Brunka word for these masks worn in the Danza) is carved in local balsa wood and adorned with a native grass
These ceremonial personages – represented by a diablito (ancestor) – represent the Brunka themselves. Curiously, almost in ironic humour, the visage of this mask is conspiciously ‘caucasian’ – a conquistador ghost?
Hand carved from local balsa wood, this mask was created and worn by a village resident artist/ceremonial participant of the Brunka tribe whose territory is located in southern Costa Rica. An evocative art piece to enhance any wall art or ceremonial mask collection.
- Tribe: Brunka (Boruca)
- Size: 9″ x 17 3/4″ (24 cm x 45 cm)
- Artist: González family