This tribal mask was worn during 4 different annual ceremonies from 2018-2022 in Rey Curre indigenous Brunka tribal village’s annual three day ceremony: Danza de los Diablitos. This kaísh ‘egua (Brunka word for these masks worn in the Danza) is carved in local balsa wood and vibrantly painted – features clear signs of use year after year giving this ethnographic mask character.
These ceremonial personages – represented by a diablito (ancestor) – represent the Brunka themselves.Hand carved from local balsa wood, this mask was created and worn by a village resident artist/ceremonial participant of the Brunka tribe whose territory is located in southern Costa Rica. An evocative art piece to enhance any wall art or ceremonial mask collection. Comes with photo-documentation of the mask ‘in action’ being worn in the ceremony.
- Tribe: Brunka (Boruca)
- Size: 9″ x 17 1/4″ (24 cm x 44 cm)
- Artist: Juan Rojas Rojas