This traditional tribal mask, the notorious character being “El Perro” (the dog), was worn in the Danza/Juego de los Diablitos of 2019-2020 in the village of Rey Curre and has been portrayed in this all-important tribal socio-cultural event since anyone can remember. Without entering into detail, El Perro is one of the protagonists of the barely recognizable sub-plot of the danza – namely eroticism and “·pagan” abandon.
One ajusted to the wearer’s face, these masks truly transform the wearer’s aspect. Carved from one, hollowed balsa wood trunk segment and painted in a rather realistic rendering. One can hardly descern where this mask’s eye-holes are!
Mask sold with accompanying photo documentation of this piece being used in this traditional tribal event.
- Tribe: Boruca (Brunka)
- Size: 8 3/4″ x 15 1/4” (22.5 x 39cm)
- Artist: J. Rojas R.