Presented by Masks of the World: The Boruca Revival Collection
- Origin: Boruca Indian, Costa Rica
- Style: Diablito Mask
- Carver & Worn By: The dedicated Ricardo Morales D
- Historical Period: 2000 – 2004, a time of cultural celebrations in Boruca Village
- Material: Balsa wood, stained with the vibrant hue of red achiote
This Diablito Mask is a living testament to the Boruca's rich rituals and ceremonies. Stained with the deep red of achiote and adorned with sloth hair, it embodies the community's deep connection with nature and their surroundings. The spattering of chicha corn beer, consumed during the intense 3-day ceremony, adds layers of authenticity and history to this mask, making it a true artifact of Boruca culture.
The chicha corn beer stains on the mask are not mere splatters; they are remnants of fervent celebrations, of dances and songs, and of the Boruca's communal spirit. They tell tales of joy, unity, and the community's age-old traditions.
The head strap, crafted from bejuco - a natural plant fiber, is a testament to the Boruca's sustainable practices and their reverence for the gifts of nature. It ensures a snug fit, allowing the mask to be worn or displayed with pride.
Why Own This Mask?
To own this mask is to own a piece of Boruca revelry. It speaks of their rituals, their celebrations, and their deep bond with nature. This mask is a vivid reminder of the community's traditions, their joyous ceremonies, and their harmonious existence with the environment.
Step into the world of Boruca celebrations. Place your bid now and become a part of their vibrant legacy!
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- Item Location
- 17601, Pennsylvania, United States
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- No pick-ups
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- Returns Policy
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