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

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Boruca Devil Multi-Color Wood Decorative Boruca Devil Mask

This traditional Boruca devil mask is a guardian against evil and the cure for... more

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This traditional Boruca devil mask is a guardian against evil and the cure for bland decor. Artisan Victor Hernandez hand carves the balsa wood mask with a green and blue face and beard, and horns and eyebrows in yellow and orange. The open mouth reveals large, ferocious 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.

  • 0.16 kgs
  • 0.4 lbs
  • 25 cm H x 14.5 cm W x 8.5 cm D
  • 9.75" H x 5.75" 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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Victor Hernandez

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Victor Hernandez

Hand-carved balsa wood masks

Central America
 
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