This ‘ecological-diablo‘ mask – the diablito mask itself symbolizing the aboriginal Brunka people, which, in turn, is encrusted with local fauna – is carved from balsa wood.
In this sublime amalgam of Native tradition and local fauna in this mask – hummingbird steward – there is featured a playful arrangement of perched, jewel-like hummingbirds about the face of a finely detailed kagbru (‘diablito’ – tribal defender).
Such masks are still used in this venerable tribal ceremony: la Danza de los Diablitos. Brunka territory is situated in Costa Rica’s southern Pacific coast watershed.
The Brunka tribal masks are extraordinary wooden wall art pieces – an unexpected uniqueness. A great piece to begin a collection or one to add to.
- Tribe: Brunka (Boruca)
- Size: 11″ x 19″ (28cm x 49cm)
- Artist: Sergio González R.