Blending into the Woodwork - Balsa Wood, Boruca Mask by Marcos Rojas Morales

Size: 14.75"H x 8.25"W x 5"D
SKU: BMH_MRM_11_17

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Vibrantly painted balsa wood sculptures blend ancestral traditions and ecological sensibility with a modern twist. The masks are created through a collaborative effort that includes not only designing, hand carving and painting but also the tree harvesting and preparation by a Borucan tribe in Costa Rica. Artist: Marcos Rojas Morales Carver: Esteban Morales Lazaro Mask comes signed by the artists. Balsa Wood, Boruca Mask from Boruca, Costa Rica

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Description Vibrantly painted balsa wood sculptures blend ancestral traditions and ecological sensibility with a modern twist. The masks are created through a collaborative effort that includes not only designing, hand carving and painting but also the tree harvesting and preparation by a Borucan tribe in Costa Rica. Artist: Marcos Rojas Morales Carver: Esteban Morales Lazaro Mask comes signed by the artists. Balsa Wood, Boruca Mask from Boruca, Costa Rica
Short Description Blending into the Woodwork - Balsa Wood, Boruca Mask by Marcos Rojas Morales
SKU BMH_MRM_11_17
Size 14.75"H x 8.25"W x 5"D

Marcos Rojas Morales: Painter

   
      
        ornament artists                
    
    

“Creating these masks allows me to discover myself--and my culture. I was fortunate to study mask making under Don Ismael, the great teacher. Eventually, in the mid-1990s after seeing how the new colorful masks grew in popularity, I taught myself how to paint.”  

Marcos is a master Borucan artist, equipped with a bold imagination, years of carving experience, and exceptional painting skills. He is also an ambassador for Boruca, exhibiting his work throughout Costa Rica and actively promoting his tribe’s cultural heritage. Together with his brothers, he dreams of building an eco-lodge to help generate more tourism for his village.

To see more about Marcos, visit our blog!

  

Marcos Rojas Morales: Painter

   
      
        ornament artists                
    
    

“Creating these masks allows me to discover myself--and my culture. I was fortunate to study mask making under Don Ismael, the great teacher. Eventually, in the mid-1990s after seeing how the new colorful masks grew in popularity, I taught myself how to paint.”  

Marcos is a master Borucan artist, equipped with a bold imagination, years of carving experience, and exceptional painting skills. He is also an ambassador for Boruca, exhibiting his work throughout Costa Rica and actively promoting his tribe’s cultural heritage. Together with his brothers, he dreams of building an eco-lodge to help generate more tourism for his village.

To see more about Marcos, visit our blog!