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Wood mask, 'Costa Rican Fauna' - Multi-Color Wood Decorative Boruca Devil Mask with Animals icon bankCurate

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Multi-Color Wood Decorative Boruca Devil Mask with Animals, "Costa Rican Fauna"

Nature's beauty wins over the devil's fury in this hand-carved decorative balsa... more

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Nature's beauty wins over the devil's fury in this hand-carved decorative balsa wood mask. Victor Hernandez hand-carves the mask with birds, a sloth, and a white flower taking over the devil's colorful face. 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.

  • 0.53 kgs
  • 1.2 lbs
  • 39 cm H x 21 cm W x 15.5 cm D
  • 15.25" H x 8.25" W x 6" 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? No
  • Premium Gift Wrap? No
  • Made in Costa Rica.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in Central America
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"Absolutely beautiful"

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

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  • Decorative hanging

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