Presented by Masks of the World: The Boruca Revival Collection
- Origin: Boruca Indian, Costa Rica
- Style: Diablito Mask – Old Style Traditional
- Carver & Worn By: A mystery artisan, Unknown
- Historical Period: 1980s – 2004, a time of fervent traditions in Boruca Village
- Material: Balsa wood, notably heavier and harder than contemporary variants
This Diablito Mask is a raw testament to the Boruca's age-old traditions and rituals. Crafted in the old style, it may seem crude by today's refined standards, but it embodies the very essence of the community's rich heritage. The mask, splattered with chicha and bearing the marks of numerous confrontations with the symbolic bull, tells tales of fervent dances, passionate ceremonies, and the indomitable spirit of the Boruca people.
The chicha splatters on the mask are remnants of intense celebrations, symbolizing the community's unity, joy, and age-old traditions. They add layers of authenticity and history to this mask, making it a genuine artifact of Boruca culture.
Material & Craftsmanship:
Made from a notably heavier and harder variant of Balsa wood, this mask stands as a testament to the traditional crafting methods of the Boruca. The bejuco (stripped plant fibers) adds a touch of rustic charm, further enhancing its traditional appeal.
Marks of Valor:
The broken half horn on the left side and the numerous battle dings from confrontations with the bull are not imperfections; they are badges of honor, narrating its history of being truly battle-worn.
Why Own This Mask?
Owning this mask is like holding a piece of Boruca bravery and tradition. It speaks of their rituals, their confrontations, and their deep bond with their heritage. This mask is a celebration of the known, the raw, and the deeply personal.
Dive deep into the world of Boruca traditions. Place your bid now and become a guardian of their rich legacy!
Payments & Returns
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Postage & Shipping
- Item Location
- 17601, Pennsylvania, United States
- Ships To
- No pick-ups
- Shipping Instructions
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- 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.