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 unique and rare silver painted horns and teeth. Notice the curious thick moustache that gives a superb look to the mask. Patina on the backside denotes use. Please notice that the price includes FREE USPS Shipping.
Age: Approximately carved in the 1950’s.
Ethnic Group: K’iché
Origin: Samayac, Suchitepéquez
Use: Devil Dance
Technique: hand carved at a Morería
Size: Approximately 13” x 7” x 5” (horns included)