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Multi-Color Wood Decorative Boruca Devil Mask, "Boruca Tradition"

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This little devil is as full of color as it is of fiery spirit. Artisan Victor... more

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This little devil is as full of color as it is of fiery spirit. Artisan Victor Hernandez hand carves this traditional Boruca balsa wood mask with a orange face, green and purple horns, closed eyes with green eyelids, exaggerated eyebrows in yellow and red, an open mouth with large fangs, a lilac chin, and a blue nose. The artisan hand-paints details in a variety of contrasting colors. 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.

  • 0.16 kgs
  • 0.4 lbs
  • 24 cm H x 15 cm W x 8 cm D
  • 9.5" H x 6" W x 3.1" 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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4

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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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Boruca Tradition, Multi-Color Wood Decorative Boruca Devil Mask

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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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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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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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