This painted balsa wood mask’s design – “eco-protector” – corresponds to the traditional diablo mask-type used by the Brunka tribe in their annual ceremony, Danza de los Diablitos, then fused local fauna – in this case vividly coloured keel-billed toucan, blue morpho butterfly and in the background foliage invades the mask’s visage. This hybrid mask type is a clear homage to their tribal history and local wildlife within their territory.
A creative piece, this mask has been carved from the local balsa wood and features the classic ceremonial diablo mask type melded with painted ecological elements. Makes for stunning wall art.
- Tribe: Brunka
- Size: 9″ x 10″
- Artist: Victor Hernández