Q: I’ve picked up two masks recently. One is really unusual. It looks carved but almost like another skin substance has been placed over the face. It has corn type hair and big teeth. Pretty weird stuff. Eileen, 667
A: Far out! That is really all I can say. But I do want other people to see it because of its originality and the skill that went into it. It could be made for some celebration or for sale as an art piece. I just don’t know. Maybe one of our visitors will recognize it and tell us more.
The teeth and tattoo pattern on the skin suggest that it might be a primitive Boruca mask from Costa Rica, but that’s just a guess.