On December 7th people celebrate the famous “Quema del Diablo” – Burning of the Devil, a purification ritual before Christmas Celebrations. Dancers dressed with red and black costumes will dance around the bonfires. The character is not necessarily evil; some pieces will be decorated with diverse symbols to represent different kind of personalities, good or evil. This piece has long black rubber-made ears and magnificent blue marble-made eyes. Notice the curious black pained thick moustaches and hair that give the piece an extraordinary expression. Patina on the backside denotes use. Please notice that the price includes FREE USPS Shipping.
Age: Approximately carved in the 1960’s.
Ethnic Group: K’iché
Origin: Samayac, Suchitepéquez
Materials: Wood and rubber
Use: Devil Dance
Technique: hand carved at a Morería
Size: Approximately 11” x 9” x 7” (ears included)