Boruca Exhibition 2022
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Boruca Exhibition 2022

Starting the year with one of our most important exhibitions Rainsforest Masks od Costa Rica Exhibition The Rainforest Masks of Costa Rica exhibition highlights the artistry of the Indigenous Boru...
Updates from Our Artists and Team
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Updates from Our Artists and Team

As an international fair trade company, we’re concerned about all the lives that Covid-19 is impacting. Like we all know, the virus is changing every aspect of life and work, but fortunately, so fa...
Why Scary Masks?
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Why Scary Masks?

For Borucans, these masks symbolize protective nature spirits. Masks have a special place in their hearts because they saved the very existence of their ancestors and culture.
Melvin Gonzalez Rojas, Borucan Artist
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Melvin Gonzalez Rojas, Borucan Artist

As an accomplished and recognized Borucan artist, Melvin likes to challenge himself. Over the past few years he has transitioned to painting more often on canvas than on balsa wood.
Modern Masks
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Modern Masks

For Borucans, these masks symbolize protective nature spirits. Masks have a special place in their hearts because they saved the very existence of their ancestors and culture.
Rudy Gomez, Borucan Artist
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Rudy Gomez, Borucan Artist

Rudy is one of the youngest fine-carving artists. He eagerly learns new carving tricks. Most often, a mask artist will bring him a balsa wood log with a design drawn on it for him to carve. In re...
Sugey Jimenez Acosta, Borucan Artist
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Sugey Jimenez Acosta, Borucan Artist

Sugey started playing with paint brushes at a young age inspired by her godmother. After marrying Marcos in 2005, she easily picked up new techniques from him while falling in love with mask painti...
Women and Boruca Masks
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Women and Boruca Masks

Traditionally, and for generations, mask making has been a male dominated activity. Only very recently, some women in Boruca have become interested in painting masks but it is still rare to see one...
Ismael González Rojas, Borucan Artist
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Ismael González Rojas, Borucan Artist

Ismael started carving at a young age and is one of the few artists in Boruca still working with cedar wood.