This piece has a unique carving; a huge moustache and a chin beard come together to create the most incredible wicked look. The character is not necessarily evil; some pieces will be decorated with diverse symbols to represent different kind of personalities, good or evil. 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 piece has carved hair and black painted horns; the mouth has two horse teeth that, combined with the facial gesture complete a scary look. 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 14.5” x 8.5” x 11” (horns included)