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Artisan Crafted 9-Piece Day of the Dead Theme Nativity Scene, "Calaveras"

Carved by hand from pinewood, this unique nativity scene is comprised of nine... more

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Carved by hand from pinewood, this unique nativity scene is comprised of nine pieces. Jose Canil Ramos depicts the Holy Family with an angel, the Three Kings, a donkey and a cow. The figures appear as calaveras, literally "skulls," a popular theme in Guatemala for the Day of the Dead, November 2.

The angel's wings and Joseph's staff are removed for shipping, and cotton felt fabric protects the base of each figurine.

  • 0.29 kgs
  • 0.6 lbs
  • Largest piece: 15 cm H x 9.5 cm W x 4 cm D
  • Largest piece: 6" H x 3.7" W x 1.6" D
  • Smallest piece: 2 cm H x 3.6 cm W x 6.3 cm D
  • Smallest piece: 0.8" H x 1.4" W x 2.5" D

  • Pinewood, cotton felt
  • Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
  • Features a rustic, rugged finish
  • Made in Guatemala.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in Guatemalaicon info
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ANTHONY

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08/12/2021

"Unique."

Beautiful craftsmanship.

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Calaveras, Artisan Crafted 9-Piece Day of the Dead Theme Nativity Scene

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Cecile

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11/01/2020

"Magnifique!"

Bravo pour cette merveille! Votre crèche va rejoindre notre collection de crèches du monde ;chaque année elle sera exposée au coté dautres crèches dans notre village au moment de Noel. très beau travail, merci.

Best Uses

  • exposition de crèche du monde
  • Expo de crèche du monde
  • Collection privée

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Becky

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04/17/2017

"My daughter loved it!"

She is really into Sugar Skull art and had been looking for a nativity that would also suit her tastes (like black or Emo colors). She was blown away by this. Excellent craftmanship! I just wish that there was a matching manger to go with it.

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Gift Occasion:
  • This was a gift for: Daughter
  • Occasion: Easter

Shannon

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02/20/2024

"Absolutely gorgeous"

Beautiful parrot mask, exactly as I hoped it would be. I love it.

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SPR

From Los Angeles, CA

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07/25/2023

"This is s family heirloom now!"

Beautiful rendition of archangel Raphael. We wanted extra protection this year with do many family members having illness. We were able to generate strength and peace having this special image carved by the talented hand of Jose Ramos. The colors are very vibrant and the gold tones make this image pop out. So many family and friends now ask us to place special prayers under this sculpture and we think it is a blessing to have in our home.

Best Uses

  • Decorative and spiritual

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Atticus

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05/26/2023

"Another JOCARA success"

I ve purchased dozens of Jose Canil Ramos artworks over the years for my collection and as gifts for family and friends. Many of his best pieces are no longer available which is a shame.

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Our Lady of Guadalupe, Artisan Crafted Christianity Wood Sculpture

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Confronting Adversity

Jose suffers from a rare facial nerve paralysis and is currently treating the condition with physical therapy.

Preserving Traditions

Preserving Traditions

Jose is a very talented wood carver. He first learned when he was just ten years old from his father. This art has been passed down for generations and Jose plans to continue the tradition and teach his son how to carve.

Microcredit Financing

Microcredit Financing

Jose Canil Ramos has received 7 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $250 and the most recent for $2100. Proceeds were used to invest in wood, saws, paints, and sandpaper for production.

Moving On Up

Moving On Up

Jose's work helps generate employment opportunities for those in his community. With the sales from NOVICA, he can employ other artisans and help change the lives of his workers.

Job Creator

Job Creator

Jose hires several people in his community which provides them with a stable income for supporting their families.

 
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