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Wood mask, 'Boruca Wild Cat' - Handcrafted Jungle Cat Costa Rican Wood Mask Curate

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Boruca Wild Cat Handcrafted Jungle Cat Costa Rican Wood Mask

This cat is full of character, not to mention color. Victor Hernandez... more

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This cat is full of character, not to mention color. Victor Hernandez hand-carves this decorative balsa wood mask in the image of a jungle cat. Brass eyelets and an agave cord are attached to the back for easy hanging.

The Boruca people live in southwestern Costa Rica. Devil masks are part of a centuries-old festival called "The Game of the Devils," honoring the Boruca's fight to defend their land from invading Spaniards. During the festival, the masked actors portray defenders fighting a bull, representing Spain. The bull is a large costume that takes about ten men to maneuver. Victor Hernandez learned the art of Boruca mask carving at the side of his father.

  • 0.12 kgs
  • 0.3 lbs
  • 22 cm H x 14 cm W x 8 cm D
  • 8.75" H x 5.5" W x 3.1" D

  • Balsa wood, agave fiber cord
  • Signed by the artist
  • Intended as wall decor
  • Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
  • Free Gift Wrap? Yes
  • Premium Gift Wrap? Yes
  • Made in Costa Rica.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in Central America

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Hand-carved balsa wood masks

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