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Boruca Mask, Costa Rica<br />
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The Boruca who are also known as the Brunca or the Brunka are a tribe of indigenous people living in Costa Rica. The indigenous peoples of the Americas are the pre-Columbian inhabitants of the Americas, their descendants, and many ethnic groups who identify with those peoples. They are often also referred to as Native Americans.<br />
They are best known for masks made for the "Fiesta de los Diablitos" (or "Danza de los Diablitos"). The masks, depicting stylized devil faces, are worn by the men of Boruca during the fiesta. The masks are usually made of balsa wood or sometimes cedar, and may be painted or left natural.

Boruca Mask, Costa Rica

The Boruca who are also known as the Brunca or the Brunka are a tribe of indigenous people living in Costa Rica. The indigenous peoples of the Americas are the pre-Columbian inhabitants of the Americas, their descendants, and many ethnic groups who identify with those peoples. They are often also referred to as Native Americans.
They are best known for masks made for the "Fiesta de los Diablitos" (or "Danza de los Diablitos"). The...
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Copyright Paul Bratescu
Date: 29 Oct 2009

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