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Choose from 120 pictures in our Rica collection for your Wall Art or Photo Gift. Popular choices include Framed Prints, Canvas Prints, Posters and Jigsaw Puzzles. All professionally made for quick delivery.

Annual festival, San Jose, Costa Rica, Central America Featured Print

Annual festival, San Jose, Costa Rica, Central America

People taking part in the annual festival of Alajuelita just outside San Jose, Costa Rica, Central America. It is held in honour of the Black Christ of Esquipulas, and is celebrated every 15 January with an ox cart parade and a religious procession, followed by a mass at the top of a mountain. Date: circa 1905

© Mary Evans / Pharcide

Carludovica rotundifolia, palm native to Costa Rica Featured Print

Carludovica rotundifolia, palm native to Costa Rica

Carludovica rotundifolia, palm native to Costa Rica. . Hand-coloured botanical illustration drawn by Matilda Smith and lithographed by John Nugent Fitch from Joseph Dalton Hooker's Curtis's Botanical Magazine, 1889, L. Reeve & Co

© Florilegius / Mary Evans

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Bribri Indian Shaman & Conical House, Costa Rica Featured Print

Bribri Indian Shaman & Conical House, Costa Rica

The Head Shaman of the Bribri People of the Talamanca Province, Costa Rica - pictured in front of the Conical House. The Bribri spiritual practice is centred on the conical house. These structures can be found in many Amazonian groups belonging to the Macro-chibchan language family. The conical house is a symbolic representation of the universe. It is supported by eight pilars symbolizing the animals that helped Sibu construct the Universe. The house has four levels representing the four levels of the world, being the ground level the plane we inhabit. On the second level dwell the spirits of plants and animals, and the owners of the rivers, this is where Sibu's helpers live. On the third level of the universe live the spirits who cause disease and suffering and descend periodically to cause grief on earth. The final and highest level of the conical house is where Sibu, accompanied by his helper the king of vultures lives. In this same level live the most malignant spirits as well. The Bribri explanation for this is that Sibu keeps them enclosed there, like a warden keeps the inmates in a prison. There are also three other levels beneath the world we inhabit. One of them is the place where Bribri souls go after death. Date: circa 1910s

© Mary Evans / Grenville Collins Postcard Collection