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Frog Devil
$650

Frog Devil
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This piece has a unique detail; a frog stands at the Devil’s forehead. Many of the Guatemalan Devil Masks have animal figures as decorations. A frog for instance, represents wisdom, so this Devil Masks has “wise thoughts”. Most probably an old dancer would have used the piece; Indigenous people have a profound respect for the Elder. 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 piece has masterly carved hair, moustaches and beard details; notice the pig-like nose and leather ears. Three wooden horns attached to the top of the head decorate this incredible devil mask. Please notice that the price includes FREE USPS Shipping!

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Age: Approximately carved in the 1980’s.
Ethnic Group: Kekchí
Origin: Cobán, Alta Verapaz
Materials: Wood
Use: Devil Dance
Technique: hand carved at a Morería
Size: Approximately 26” x 14” x 15” (horns included)
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