Multi-Color Wood Decorative Boruca Devil Mask, "Boruca Heritage"
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This colorful devil is almost too beautiful to be scary. Artisan Victor Hernandez hand-carves a traditional Boruca balsa wood mask with a blue and purple face, green horns and chin, exaggerated yellow and red eyebrows, and yellow and pink beard. 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.
- 0.19 kgs
- 0.4 lbs
- 25 cm H x 13.5 cm W x 7.5 cm D
- 9.75" H x 5.25" W x 3" D
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.