The Lucuma Blog

  1. Neftali Rojas Morales, Borucan artist

    boruca mask artist

    Neftali has become an accomplished painter, and the sophistication in this year’s work stands out and has reached a new level!

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  2. Domingo Rojas Morales, Borucan artist

    Domingo, Boruca Mask artist

    Domingo’s work has a distinctive and uplifting boldness.

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  3. Esteban Morales Lazaro, Borucan artist

    Boruca mask artist

    Esteban enjoys envisioning and designing his own pieces and collaborates with several painters to make them really pop.

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  4. Omer Morales Delgado, Borucan artist

    rainforest mask artist

    Omer loves carving and has plans to create smaller pieces such as necklaces and other jewelry in his free time.

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  5. Manuel Rojas Morales, Borucan artist

    Boruca mask artist

    After plenty of hard work, Jose Manuel has improved his art immensely--he is now much more satisfied with his finished products.

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  6. Marcos Rojas Morales, Borucan artist

    Marcos Boruca Mask Artist

    Marcos is a master Borucan artist, equipped with a bold imagination, years of carving experience, and exceptional painting skills.

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  7. Rainforest Masks at Selby Gardens in January 2019

    knitted finger puppet video

    Get lost in tropical Costa Rica and wander through the Rainforest Mask sale and exhibit at Selby Gardens. The masks return for the 15th consecutive year to enchant locals and art enthusiasts with over 300 original pieces by indigenous Borucan artists.

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  8. Marlon and Francisco create a flamingo mask

    knitted finger puppet video

    These intricate, magical Boruca masks have made such a positive impact on the Boruca village. But what goes into bringing these pieces to life? Watch as master carver Marlon and professional painter Francisco as they create a fantastic flamingo mask.

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  9. Richard Chavez Quispe, ceramic artist

    alabaster artist

    Born on a ranch in Callao, Peru, Richard picked up his love for ceramics thanks to his older brother, Victor.

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  10. Victor Chavez Quispe, ceramic artist

    ceramic artist

    Victor discovered his talent for ceramics in 1981 when, as a teenager, he visited his parents’ hometown in Ayacucho. There, surrounded by artists, he naturally picked up the craft, experimenting with clay and taking advice from his aunts.

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