Jan and Bill Dozier of Virginia Beach, Virginia and also neighbors here in Costa Ballena, Dominical, Costa Rica are proud owners of new Borucan masks that they will be adding to there collection. Thank you Jan and Bill !
This mask was worn in the Danza de Diablito 2016/2017 and purchased at Boruca Gallery Gift Shop, yesterday, February 18, 2017 by Chris and Jennifer Horyn of both Seattle, Washington and Naranjito, Costa Rica. Enjoy, neighbor !
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Kat of San Diego, California took my boy friend home with her !!
Craig sure knows how to surprise Nancy, with a 5 foot totem pole, hallowed out carving.
The Borucan’s, are very proud to have survived the struggles between the native tribes and Spanish conquistadors in the 1500s with their village and sense of identity intact. While many indigenous tribes consider themselves to have been defeated by the Spanish, Boruca demonstrates that a tribe cannot be defeated if its culture is still alive today. Boruca is very much alive and fighting to preserve their identity.
Don Ismael, one of the elders, was the only living person to ever have been declared a 'cultural patron of the country'. In the early 70s, he revived mask carving, as it was a dying art. Don (an esteemed title similar to ‘sir’) Ismael devoted his
life to keeping the cultural heritage of their ancestors alive and also developing a means to generate income for the community.
Boruca is built on faith in the wisdom of elders and the Borucan legends they tell, passed down for centuries. The identity of Boruca reflects a deep respect for the stories told, the nature that surrounds them, and the community they share. Thru their crafts, daily life in Boruca is focused on cultural preservation.
FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL:
SUSAN ATKINSON (ENGLISH)..011-506-22005428 (COSTA RICA)
OR.... MARINA LAZARO (SPANISH)..011-506-87808648 (BORUCA DE COSTA RICA)