Used Ceremonial Mask 017


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‘Owl Energy’ Mask

As the masked diablito jugadores (‘demon’ dancers or players) have always symbolized the Brunka people themselves in this venerable tribal ceremony, this mask is a typical design. Besides demon faces in the masks such are also carved with human ancestral visages, or local fauna (as in this mask). The chosen nagual/alter-ego for this diablito is an owl – owl energy – the nocturnal hunter par exellence.

This spectacular mask, once put on by the wearer, really transforms the jugador (masked ‘player”) into a mythical entity. This”Owl Energy” tribal mask, was worn as part of the Danza de los Diablitos of 2017-2018 in the village of Boruca. Valuable photo documentation of this mask being worn in the danza is available.

  • Tribe: Boruca (Brunka)
  • Size: 11″ x 18 1/2” (28 x 47 cm)
  • Artist: Dennis Morales

Additional information

Weight 2.15 kg