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.
Loly, Maria De Los Santos, Borucan Artist
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Loly, Maria De Los Santos, Borucan Artist

Loly dries and boils the jicara fruit for hours to cure and clean it. Then she envisions her animal, carving the legs, head and tail in balsa wood. Her grandson works alongside her, adding the color.
Selby Gardens Rainforest Mask Painting Class: Educational and Enchanting!
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Selby Gardens Rainforest Mask Painting Class: Educational and Enchanting!

The Rainforest Mask exhibit at Selby Gardens in Sarasota, FL offered so many opportunities to learn more about the beauty of Borucan culture. During the first week of the exhibit, three team member...
German Morales Delgado, Borucan Artist
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German Morales Delgado, Borucan Artist

German has taught a few other mask carvers over the years, after learning his skills through his brother in 1998. He proudly works with his fellow carvers in Taller Brún̈crin̈.
Rosa Rojas Morales, Borucan artist
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Rosa Rojas Morales, Borucan artist

Rosa, one of the few women artists in Boruca, enjoys working with others, as she loves trading ideas and inspiration with other artists
Emilio Granda Obando, Borucan Artist
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Emilio Granda Obando, Borucan Artist

Emilio proudly creates his masks at Taller Brún̈crin̈ and has spent many years refining his art.
Boruca Timeline
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Boruca Timeline

The Boruca people have suffered to maintain their beautiful culture and art. Through these hardships, they were able to blossom and learn from their trials and tribulations.
Juego de los Diablitos
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Juego de los Diablitos

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.
Bernardo Gonzalez Maroto, Borucan Artist
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Bernardo Gonzalez Maroto, Borucan Artist

Bernardo is a prolific artist, who is often in high demand in his village. He sometimes carves his own pieces, but mostly spends his time collaborating with other artists