Costa Rican Balsa Wood Mask

Regular price$195.00
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Embrace the spirit of Costa Rica with our authentic balsa wood masks, masterfully handcrafted by the artisans of the Boruca, Maléku, and Talamanca indigenous communities. These masks, a cornerstone of cultural expression, are meticulously produced in the Bruncas de Boruca towns located in Buenos Aires de Puntarenas, where the tradition thrives among the local craftsmen.

Specifications
  • Material: Premium quality balsa wood, known for its light weight and fine grain.
  • Origin: Handmade in Buenos Aires de Puntarenas, Costa Rica, specifically in the Bruncas de Boruca towns.
  • Design: Each mask features traditional motifs that include local fauna and flora, as well as symbols significant to the indigenous worldview.
  • Dimensions: Available in various sizes to suit different display needs, from smaller decorative pieces to larger, statement-making artworks.
  • Uses: Ideal for home decor, cultural exhibitions, or as unique gifts that celebrate and support indigenous artistry.
  • Care Instructions: Dust lightly with a soft cloth; avoid prolonged exposure to high humidity to maintain the wood's natural texture and color.

Local Pickup: Free pickup available at 6110 Mitch Owens Dr. Larger items like furniture are pickup only. Please collect your order within a week; packing might take 1-2 days.

Canadian Shipping: $12 flat rate within Ontario and Quebec, free on orders over $149. Other Canadian regions $15 flat rate, also free over $149. Express shipping varies.

U.S. Shipping: Costs based on weight and carrier.

 

In-Person versus Online Purchase Return Policy:

Items bought in-store during the fall event are final sale since they can be inspected before purchase.

Online items require some guesswork which is why we offer a 30 day policy. 

 

In-Store Pickup Details:

Pickups are available Tuesday and Thursday, 12 - 4:00 pm, or via an after-hours drop box.

In-Store or After Hours Pickup Process:

  • Select Pickup Option: Choose in-store pickup or after hours at checkout for eligible items. Items like furniture and paintings are in-store pickup as they will not fit in the afterhours box.
  • Scheduling Pickup: After checkout, select your pickup date and time.
  • Preparation Time: Allow us a day or two to prepare your order; however, immediate pickup may be possible depending on the item.
  • Pickup Window: Collect your items between 12 - 4:00 PM on the chosen date. When the Bazaar is closed to the public an after-hours dropbox is available for pickup anytime .
  • Pickup Deadline: Please collect your goods within 10 days from ordering.

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About Our Handcrafted Mask

Crafted by Artisans: Our masks are meticulously handcrafted by skilled artisans from around the world, ensuring each piece is unique and rich in cultural significance.

Artisanal Nature: Each mask features distinct designs and slight variations, reflecting the artisan's creativity and traditional techniques.

Material & Durability: Made from high-quality, sustainably sourced wood and other materials, our masks are not only beautiful but also durable, ensuring they stand the test of time.

Unique Uses: Ideal for home decor or cultural collections, these masks serve as striking focal points or subtle accents, adding a touch of cultural richness to any space.

Eco-Friendly Choice: Often crafted from sustainable materials, our masks support eco-friendly practices and the livelihoods of local artisans.

Symbolism & Cultural Significance: Masks represent various meanings across different cultures, symbolizing spirits, deities, or ancestral figures. They play essential roles in ceremonies, rituals, and celebrations, reflecting the diverse cultural heritage of their origins.

Care Instructions: Dust regularly and clean with a soft, dry cloth. Avoid using harsh chemicals or abrasive materials.

About the Artisans: Crafted by dedicated artisans, each piece reflects their cultural heritage and craftsmanship. By choosing our masks, you support cultural preservation and celebrate the artisans' skills and creativity.

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