Hand carved and painted balsa wood, this tribal mask was worn in the Danza/Juego de los Diablitos of 2018-2019 in the village of Boruca, Costa Rica.
This mask – representing a guacamaya loca (a crazy macaw) actually represents the indigenous population before the invading Spanish – quite simply, it symbolizes the native Brunka themselves.
If you have ever observed an angry macaw, you will have noticed its head feathers that stand up on end. This was clearly the effect this mask maker was attempting to acheive in this mask!
- Tribe: Brunka (Boruca)
- Size: 9″ x 18″ (23 x 46 cm)
- Artist: Alberto Leiva M.