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Product ID: 222640

Artisan Crafted Yellow Jaguar Mask, "Yellow Maya Jaguar"

byJose Canil Ramos: icon star icon star icon star icon star icon star (106)
"I like making jaguar heads because they remind me of my Maya ancestors. To... more

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"I like making jaguar heads because they remind me of my Maya ancestors. To them the jaguars protected the fields and mountains. They regarded the jaguar as a deity that they honored at the beginning of a harvest," says Jose Canil Ramos. According to Maya cosmogony, the jaguar is represented by the Ix day of the Maya calendar. It symbolizes strength and vigor, as well as feminine and feline energies. Canil carves the sculpture by hand from pinewood and paints it with extraordinary artistry. Before finishing the piece he applies a mixture of soot and water to achieve an antique and weathered illusion.

  • 0.46 kgs
  • 1.0 lbs
  • 20 cm H x 16.5 cm W x 12 cm D
  • 7.75" H x 6.5" W x 4.7" D

  • Pinewood
  • Features a rustic, rugged finish
  • Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
  • Made in Guatemala.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in Central Americaicon info
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106

From Washindton DC

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09/24/2017

"Playful and chearful"

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I got this for a Christmas present for my husband. Its a nice size, actively painted, and a cute , playful design. It also came atractivly wrapped with a personalized card from the artist.

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  • This was a gift for: Husband
  • Occasion: Christmas

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Yellow Maya Jaguar, Artisan Crafted Yellow Jaguar Mask

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05/07/2020

"Favorite mask"

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great quality, beautifully done. Our favorite in our mask collection.

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04/19/2020

"Racehorse"

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Love it , beautiful and gorgeous

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02/19/2020

"Beautifully carved"

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the parrot is beautifully carved. The colors are vibrant. Its a truly wonderful piece.

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01/30/2020

"Better than the real thing"

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This was a Christmas gift to a recipient who always gets some form of a reindeer every year, and this was a total hit this year. Beautifully and artistically well made.

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01/27/2020

"Impressive Quality - Beautiful!"

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I was blown away with the vibrant colors and the quality of this nativity set. Cant wait to put it out next Christmas! Each handcrafted piece has felt on the bottom to protect your furniture. You will not be sorry if you order this nativity scene. It is one of the prettiest ones I have ever seen and Im so happy with my purchase.

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Your Purchase Makes a Difference!

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

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.

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.

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.

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

 
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