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Wood mask, 'Night of Tradition' - Multi-Color Wood Decorative Boruca Devil Mask with Toucan icon bankCurate

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

This little Boruca devil has a sweet side β€” two, actually, one on each side of... more

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This little Boruca devil has a sweet side β€” two, actually, one on each side of his face. Victor Hernandez hand-carves the balsa wood mask with a pink flower on one side and a toucan on the other. The devil's pink face has red horns and exaggerated green eyebrows. 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.

  • 0.24 kgs
  • 0.5 lbs
  • 32.5 cm H x 15.5 cm W x 8.5 cm D
  • 12.75" H x 6" 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
  • Free Gift Wrap? Yes
  • Premium Gift Wrap? Yes
  • Made in Costa Rica.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in Central America
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"Great memoreis of Costa Rica"

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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