These fine ‘primitive art’ pieces are reminiscent of story boards allowing the mask artists to render scenes of the landscapes, flora and fauna of the Brunka tribe’s territory, as well as scenes from their native legends, cosmology and Pre-Columbian past. The very elaborate and almost narrative ‘ecological-cultural masks’ are an evolution emerging from the traditional Brunka tribal masks used in their annual ceremony, Danza de los Diablitos.
This particular carved, painted, and gold-adorned ‘eco/cosmological-mask’ is a study of the role in traditional Brunka tribal cosmology of the punisher – of broken taboo specifically. This feline, panthera onca , in both its nocturnal (black), as well as diurnal (spots) phases, represents the transformed durìj (shaman) manifest as a stealth feline to apply justice to the breakers of sacred taboo. Ideal for wall art decor.
- Tribe: Brunka
- Size & Dimensions: 9″ x 12 1/2″ (23 x 32cm)
- Artist: Cristopher Fernàndez