Ceremonial Mask 2018-2019 – Rey Curre
This spectacular ceremonial Brunka mask was worn by a participant in the tribe’s annual ceremonial, Danza de los Diablitos of 2018-2019 in the village of Boruca (carved and adorned by a mask maker from this village).
This powerful mask, carved in balsa wood and painted is a composition honouring an ancestor – possibly a chieftain, or a shaman – as a defender of Brunka lifeways and their ancestral lands.
Once this mask is strapped over the head of the jugador (masked participant), the transformation is complete and makes for a stunning and rather threatening effect – as can be seen in the valuable context image of this mask being worn.
- Artist: Rafael Gonzalez L.
- Tribe: Brunka (Boruca)
- Size: 9″ x 15″