Presented by Masks of the World: The Boruca Revival Collection
- Origin: Boruca Indian, Costa Rica
- Style: Diablito Mask
- Carver & Worn By: The masterful Pablo Marales
- Historical Period: 2002 – 2004, a time of artistic evolution in Boruca Village
- Material: Balsa wood, adorned with whig hair and feathers
This Diablito Mask is a captivating blend of artistry, tradition, and tales of combat. Crafted by Pablo Marales, it stands as a testament to the Boruca's rich heritage and their fierce confrontations. The mask, stained with achiote plant dye and accentuated with burning outlines, showcases the community's dedication to using natural materials and their unparalleled craftsmanship.
Achiote & Ash:
The mask's deep stain from the achiote plant dye, combined with the burning outlines, adds depth, character, and a touch of antiquity. This technique showcases the Boruca's age-old practices and their ability to use natural methods to enhance the beauty of their creations.
Adornments of Nature:
Adorned with whig hair and feathers, this mask captures the essence of the Boruca's deep connection with nature and their surroundings. These natural embellishments add layers of authenticity and history, making it a genuine artifact of Boruca culture.
Marks of Valor:
The evident battle scars on the mask narrate tales of fervent dances, passionate ceremonies, and the indomitable spirit of the Boruca people.
Strap of Vibrancy:
The bright orange cloth head strap not only ensures a secure fit but also adds a splash of color, symbolizing the community's vibrant spirit.
Why Own This Mask?
Owning this mask is like holding a piece of Boruca artistry, bravery, and heritage. It speaks of their confrontations, their bond with nature, and their deep connection to their roots. This mask is a celebration of the fierce, the adorned, and the deeply personal.
Step into the world of Boruca's vibrant traditions. Place your bid now and become a custodian of their combat chronicles!
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.