Wild Boar, Boruca village
Hand carved from one piece of balsa wood, this mysterious wild boar mask was worn during more than one juego/danza and its aspect shows its repeated use. This take on the traditional diablito personage from the centuries-old Danza de los Diablitos, is celebrating local fauna and at the same time manifesting a metaphor: “we (the Brunka) are as the sinik (wild boar in their language) – aboriginal to this territory”.
First used in the Danza de los Diablitos of 2016-2017 in the village of Boruca.
- Tribe: Brunka (Boruca)
- Size: 9″ x 18 1/2″ (28 x 46 cm)
- Artist: Sergio Gonzalez R.