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 mask is highlighted by horns, carved forehead, prominent nose and tongue coming out from the mouth, tusks, and large moustaches and beard. This piece was carved from log that was cut in half and then shaped into a mask; its weight is approximately 10 pounds. Please notice that the price includes FREE USPS Shipping.
Age: Approximately carved in the 1980’s.
Ethnic Group: Kekchí
Origin: Cobán, Alta Verapaz
Use: Devil Dance
Technique: hand carved at a Morería
Size: Approximately 12” x 27” x 18” (ears and horns included)