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 red rubber ears; notice the curious red glass eyes that give the piece a superb look. All red painted moustaches and teeth complete the piece’s extraordinary expression. Patina on the backside denotes use. Please notice that the price includes FREE USPS Shipping.
Age: Approximately carved in the 1970’s.
Ethnic Group: K’iché
Origin: Samayac, Suchitepequez
Materials: Wood and rubber
Use: Devil Dance
Technique: Hand carved at a Morería
Size: Approximately 11” x 14” x 4” (ears and horns included)