This figurine is of a seated female. She is
covered from foot to head with tribal tattoos. By
the enlarged earlobes we can deduce that she is
a woman of substance. She has many feminine
characteristics. Her thick legs and rounded
abdomen create a softness and supple beauty.
This object d'art is an emblem of divine
womanhood. Her reclining pose suggests the
informality to which ever she is talking to. The
ease of her position is suggestive and sensual.
Her face is attentive and alert. Her wide eyes and
protruding lips slightly opened give her more
sensitivity and emotion. The deep dark lines of
the tattoos also give the face a quality of
seriousness and thought. The blood red color the
artist chose for this piece dramatizes a woman's
fertility. The artist was able to bring out the
hidden animal nature of the Costa Rican women.
This beautiful rendition of womanliness and
fertility is a gateway to perceive the sensuality of
the women of Costa Rica.