Presented by Masks of the World: The Boruca Revival Collection
- Origin: Boruca Indian, Costa Rica
- Style: Diablito Mask
- Carver & Worn By: The skilled Melvin Gonzles Rojos
- Historical Period: 1980s – 2002, a time of cultural preservation in Boruca Village
This Diablito Mask is a mesmerizing blend of tradition and artistry. Crafted by Melvin Gonzles Rojos, it embodies the Boruca's deep connection with nature and their surroundings. The mask, adorned with ash from a wood fire rubbed into its surface, showcases the community's dedication to using natural materials and their unparalleled craftsmanship.
The deliberate use of ash, rubbed into the mask's surface, is not just an artistic technique; it's a reflection of the Boruca's age-old practices and their harmonious relationship with the environment. This natural adornment adds depth, character, and a touch of antiquity to the mask.
Eyes of Enigma:
The mask's eyes, drawn as black dots surrounded by a defining black line, capture the essence of the Boruca's gaze — a gaze that has witnessed centuries of traditions, rituals, and the undying spirit of their community.
Why Own This Mask?
Owning this mask is like holding a piece of Boruca history and artistry. It speaks of their bond with nature, their unique artistic techniques, and their deep connection to their heritage. This mask is a celebration of the natural, the traditional, and the deeply personal.
Step into the world of Boruca's ashen artistry. Place your bid now and become a guardian of their enigmatic legacy!
Payments & Returns
- Payment Methods
- PayPal, Stripe
Postage & Shipping
- Item Location
- 17601, Pennsylvania, United States
- Ships To
- No pick-ups
- Shipping Instructions
We ship by United States Postal Service. We offer USPS Retail Ground®, Priority Mail® and Priority Mail International®. Items tend to be shipped within 5 business days after payment is received.
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For shipments outside the USA, please select the Priority Mail International® shipping option or your item will be delayed until other arrangements can be made.
- Returns Accepted
- Returns Policy
- We're dedicated to your satisfaction! If the mask you receive doesn't match the description exactly, just let us know. All you need to do is send it back to us. As soon as we receive it, we'll promptly process a full refund for your purchase. We're here to ensure your experience with us is nothing short of excellent.