Presented by Masks of the World: The Boruca Revival Collection
- Origin: Boruca Indian, Costa Rica
- Style: Diablito Mask
- Carver & Worn By: The illustrious Belarmino Leiva
- Historical Period: 1996 – 2000, a time of artistic innovation in Boruca Village
- Material: Balsa wood, masterfully carved and partially painted
This Diablito Mask is a mesmerizing blend of artistry and symbolism. With two intricately carved snakes poised above the eyes, it captures the essence of guardianship and the Boruca's deep reverence for nature's creatures. The mask's design, half-painted and half in natural wood, showcases the community's ability to harmoniously blend the raw beauty of nature with their artistic expressions.
Guardians of the Gaze:
The snakes, carved with precision and care, are not mere decorative elements; they are symbols of protection, wisdom, and the Boruca's spiritual connection with the natural world. Their presence adds depth and meaning to this mask, making it a true artifact of Boruca culture.
Crafted from bejuco, a resilient natural plant fiber, the head strap ensures the mask's secure fit. It's a testament to the Boruca's sustainable practices and their deep respect for nature's gifts.
Why Own This Mask?
Owning this mask is like holding a piece of Boruca spirituality. It speaks of their beliefs, their reverence for nature's guardians, and their unparalleled artistry. This mask is a celebration of the known and the mystical, the seen and the felt.
Embrace the spiritual gaze of the Boruca. Place your bid now and become a guardian of their rich heritage!
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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.