Used Ceremonial Mask 021


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Golden Jaguar

The mask represents the Brunka themselves in the personage of a shapeshifter – an ancestor, maybe a chieftain, or a shaman – manifesting his feline alter-ego the golden jaguar.  This traditional mask is conceived as a transformation mask: jaguar to human (part of Brunka cosmology). It was ‘played’, or worn, during the three days of the violent pitched battle between the many diablitos and the xamán (bull) – in the Danza de los Diablitos of  2017-2018 in the village of Boruca, Costa Rica.

Carved and painted balsa wood and adorned with feathers.

  • Tribe: Brunka (Boruca)
  • Size: 12″ x 31” (31 x 79cm)
  • Artist: Poncio

Additional information

Weight 2.55 kg