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Product ID: 322749

Handcrafted Jungle Cat Costa Rican Wood Mask, "Boruca Wild Cat"

byVictor Hernandez: icon star icon star icon star icon star icon star (4)
This cat is full of character, not to mention color. Victor Hernandez... more

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This cat is full of character, not to mention color. Victor Hernandez hand-carves this decorative balsa wood mask in the image of a jungle cat. Brass eyelets and an agave cord are attached to the back for easy hanging.

The Boruca people live in southwestern Costa Rica. Devil masks are part of a centuries-old festival called "The Game of the Devils," honoring the Boruca's fight to defend their land from invading Spaniards. During the festival, the masked actors portray defenders fighting a bull, representing Spain. The bull is a large costume that takes about ten men to maneuver. Victor Hernandez learned the art of Boruca mask carving at the side of his father.

  • 0.12 kgs
  • 0.3 lbs
  • 25 cm H x 16 cm W x 8.5 cm D
  • 9.75" H x 6.25" W x 3.3" D

  • Balsa wood, agave fiber cord
  • Signed by the artist
  • Intended as wall decor
  • Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
  • Made in Costa Rica.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in Central Americaicon info
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  • Free Gift Wrap? Yes
  • Premium Gift Wrap? Yes

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4

Verified Reviewer

12/11/2019

"Great memoreis of Costa Rica"

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I have always had a great appreciation of Hand crafted works of Artisans and this piece with all its colors strikes a high cord

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Night of Tradition, Multi-Color Wood Decorative Boruca Devil Mask with Toucan

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01/29/2019

"Absolutely beautiful"

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This carving is absolutely beautiful, well made and an addition to our home. Thank you.

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Verified Reviewer

10/04/2018

"Boruca mask"

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What a piece of art with beautiful colors! Well done Signor Victor!

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Purchased Item:

Boruca Tradition, Multi-Color Wood Decorative Boruca Devil Mask

Verified Reviewer

09/14/2018

"Excellent handcraft and fast Shipping"

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I got this wonderful created mask within 10 days after ordering. The mask is very detailed and tells about the very good knowledge of the artist to create such things from a piece of wood. I am very happy about what i got here and will advice this artist and Novica to everyone who wants to have this unique handcraft from Costa Rica.

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This artist positively impacts their community through job creation and provides jobs for 2 or more people.

This artist uses traditional techniques handed down through the generations and/or creates culturally significant items, helping keep these traditions alive.

This artist striving to supporting their own or their family's basic needs and improve their livelihood.

This artist shows a lot of talent or potential and is in their late teens or twenties.

This artist supports children under the age of 18.

 
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