Diablito in Trance, Boruca village
This used ethnographic mask – a design depicting an ancestor of the Brunka tribe with an expression as if the personage were in trance. This mask was worn during the 2020-2021 tribal ceremonial event – Danza de los Diablitos – in the village of Boruca, Costa Rica. The Danza de los Diablitos is annually celebrated in the two principal Brunka tribal communities of Boruca and Rey Curré villages in the south Pacific coast watershed of Costa Rica.
Unique wall art that cannot be ignored, this stunning piece, carved from balsa wood and painted, actually represents, in the coreography of the danza, the Brunka people themselves. Once strapped over the jugador‘s face a true transformation indeed emerges through this personage making for an impressive presence. Photo-documentation of this piece being worn in the annual danza accompanies this mask.
- Tribe: Brunka (Boruca)
- Size: 8″ x 18 3/4″
- Artist: “Lillo” Lazaro M.