Orange Tiger Head

38,00

Orange Tiger Head, an original wall decoration

Handcrafted with care in the small village of Galapa, near Barranquilla, by local Colombian artisans, this decorative wooden animal head represents one of the animal masks that constitute a central element of Barranquilla’s festival. It makes a perfect decoration for children’s bedrooms!

Each wooden mask is totally handmade and thus unique. Therefore, you may find slight variations or imperfections.



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Dimensions

13 × 14 × 19 cm

Color

Black, Orange

Material

Red ceiba wood and acrylic paint

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Description

The tradition behind this wooden tiger head

This colorful Animal Head was handcrafted and hand painted by group of carefully selected Colombian artisans. Carved out of Red Ceiba wood, this mask was later painted with acrylic.

The tiger is part of a group of animals that are considered as an emblematic element of Barranquilla’s Carnival, in one of the most ancient dance of the festival: the dance of the Congos. The wooden heads find their origin in the multicultural background of Colombia, and especially in its African roots. Indeed, African slaves brought together with them the tradition of their ritual masks.

Toro Miura workshop

Carving and decorating these masks is one of the main and most traditional economic activities of the village of Galapa.

Toro Miura workshop, lead by Manuel Pertuz, has been existing for more than 30 years, and is well known for the quality of its masks.  

Each wooden mask is totally handmade and thus unique. Therefore, you may find slight variations or imperfections.

Additional information

Dimensions13 × 14 × 19 cm
Color

Black, Orange

Material

Red ceiba wood and acrylic paint