Used Ceremonial Mask 003


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Large Feline Spirit

Hand carved and achiote(annatto)-smeared balsa wood, this tribal mask was worn in the Danza/Juego de los Diablitos of 2019-2020 in the village of Boruca, Costa Rica.

This mask – representing a anthropomorphized jaguar-as-chieftain with a penache of feathers symbolizing rank. This personage actually represents the indigenous population before the invading Spanish – quite simply, it symbolizes the native Brunka themselves.

Achiote(annatto) berries has been used by the Brunka since time immemorial for staining, wowmen´s make-up and in cooking.

  • Tribe: Brunka (Boruca)
  • Size: 8 1/2″ x 20″ (22 x 51 cm)
  • Artist: G. F Rojas

Additional information

Weight 1.7 kg