The Cucua is an ancient form of protecting the lifestyle of the Coclé mountain culture. The name Cucua is the tree that the uniforms are made of. The Cucua tree bark is peeled, cured then painted using inks made of berry's and roots. One uniform may take months to make.
The head piece is adorned with the antlers of local dear. A further enhancement are the teeth of mountain lions that live in the vicinity. The Cucua are now a musical dance entertainment group. Contact The Panama Jungle for availability. This event was my daughters 15th birthday party.