On Friday 21st of June. The new museum at Finca 6 in Osa, Palmar Sur opened its permanent exhibition called. “Diquís a singular región.” And in a temporal exhibition saloon open the photographic collection called. “Rostros de madera: Máscaras tradicionales Borucas” from Rodrigo Rubí
“Diquís, una región singular”
This exhibition tells the visitors details about the pre columbian societies that lived in Diquís. Between the 800 and 1500 BCE. “The exhibition gravitates around the development of this societies. Their cacicazgo system of government, the architecture, sculpture and social life in the region” Said Minor Castro Curator and Archeologist.
In the exhibit some tools made of stone and clay original from the are can be appreciated. Some of which have not been shown before.
The visitor will understand the political and social behaviour in of the region. As the particularities of each site of the four that form the world Heritage. For the visitor to implement upon his visit to each of the sites.
“Rostros de madera: máscaras tradicionales borucas”
Wanting to procure variety in the capabilities of the museum. The building has a temporary exhibition room. The selection “Rostros de madera: máscaras tradicionales borucas.” Shows 15 photographs by Rodrigo Rubí. Documented Boruca craftsmen and their pieces for more than 10 years.
Con el fin de mostrar una oferta expositiva más variada en la zona, el nuevo edificio cuenta con una nueva sala de exposiciones temporales en el sitio arqueológico Finca 6.
The register made by Rubí allows to understand the development and evolution of the masks sculptures. And the comercial adaptations endure by th them.
For the artist to ” A community in which the family is the nucleus in charge of the transmission fo knowledge, techniques and cultural activities. Allow the pieces to evolve while keeping the authenticity of the pieces”
The sculptures of the masks is original from the colonial era. And it is part of the “Fiesta de los Diablitos” That the borucas celebrated annually. Each participant sculpes their own mask. Making each one unique, a mixture of ancestral heritage and modern motives. Usually to represent the animals and vegetation in their habitat.