Used Ceremonial Mask 022

$252.00

1 in stock

Description

Horny and Fangy

Carved from balsa wood, painted and worn during the three days of this year’s annual ceremony – this powerful horny and fangy ancestor mask truly transforms the wearer. Featuring a traditional diablo mask with a frenzied expression, the diablito personage actually represents a Brunka ancestor in full battle rage.

The diablito actually represents the ‘pagan’ Native – a burlesque, on one level, of how the invading Europeans saw the indigenous people in the 16th and 17th centuries.

Galería Namu acquired this mask after the 2019-2020 ceremony concluded in the village of Boruca, Costa Rica.  Ideal for collectors as unique carved wood traditional art.

  • Tribe: Brunka (Boruca)
  • Size: 13″ x 19 1/4” (33 x 49 cm)
  • Artist: Gonzalez Rojas family

Additional information

Weight 2.2 kg

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