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. The red background of the character is highlighted by low relief carved moustaches giving the piece a rare look. Notice the red glass eyes that magnify the evil look of the character. Carved eyeholes, mouth and red wooden horns attached to the top of the head confirm its evil roots. Patina on the back 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
Use: Devil\'s Dance
Technique: Hand carved at a Morería
Size: Approximately 11” x 7” x 5” (horns included)