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Wood mask, 'Honoring Ancestors' - Multi-Color Wood Decorative Boruca Devil Mask Curate

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Multi-Color Wood Decorative Boruca Devil Mask, "Honoring Ancestors"

Unleash color as well as a ferocious spirit with this traditional Boruca devil... more

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Unleash color as well as a ferocious spirit with this traditional Boruca devil mask. Artisan Victor Hernandez hand-carves the balsa wood mask with an orange face. Blue horns, mouth, and beard accentuate exaggerated black eyebrows, a green nose, and an open mouth with large fangs. 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.

  • 0.18 kgs
  • 0.4 lbs
  • 24 cm H x 15.5 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
  • 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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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.

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"Excellent handcraft and fast Shipping"

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.

Tags By Philip
bocurca; mask; handcraft; Costa Rica Middle america; wood carving; art
Best Uses
  • best for to put at wall as collective art

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