This piece has exuberant carvings; a gorgeous large beard with two big curls, excellently carved teeth and a rare monkey shaped nose decorate the Devil’s face. Many of the Guatemalan Devil Masks have animal figures as beautifications. A monkey for instance, represents a playful reckless character. 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. Brown painted eyes surrounded by a yellow background give a dramatic contrast to the piece. The mask has masterly carved ears that combined with the carved skin-wrinkles give the piece an extraordinary look. This mask is in an unused condition as the backside shows. Please notice that the price includes FREE USPS Shipping.