Jade Gold Jaguar: Ceremonial Mask 2018-2019
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, painted and adorned with feathers, is a composition – jade and gold jaguar – 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: Carlos Lazaro M.
- Tribe: Brunka (Boruca)
- Size: 11″ x 28 1/2″ (29 x 73 cm)