“Grimace”: Diablo Miniature Brunka Mask
Miniature Brunka masks such as this classic diablo version represent those of the traditional, hand-carved wood diablo mask-type used by the Brunka in their centuries-old Danza de los Diablitos; an annual ceremonial event whereby the antagonist, the bull, represents the invading Spanish. This particular mask – Grimace – features a particularly expressive classic diablo design; the intricate surface painting featuring allusions to animal skins and shamanic power lines makes this wall art quite a striking piece.
- Tribe: Brunka
- Size: 6 1/2 ” x 9 1/2″ (16cm x 24 cm)
- Artist: Cristofer Fernández