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 silver rubber ears and wooden horns attached. Notice the curious tiny black eyelashes and the black pained thick eyebrows that give the black plastic eyes a superb look; 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 15” x 4” (ears and horns included)