Spirit of the Petroglyphs
This Brunka diablito mask is a homage to their ancestors’ rock art (kán só en their language) strewn all around their territory upon volcanic boulders and rock faces.
Carved from balsa wood, and cleverly rendered and painted to appear as stone, this collectible ethnographic mask is a ‘diablo‘ mask-type which has been used in the Brunka annual celebration for centuries (in both of their villages: Boruca and Rey Curré).
Used in the Danza de los Diablitos of 2014-2015 in the village of Boruca, Costa Rica, this piece comes accompanied with valuable photo-documentation.
- Size: 10 1/2″ x 18” (26.75 x 45.75 cm)
- Artist: Douglas Leiva Maroto
- Tribe: Boruca (Brunka)