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Artisan Crafted Yellow Jaguar Mask, "Yellow Maya Jaguar"

byJose Canil Ramos: icon star icon star icon star icon star icon star (143)
"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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143

Patti

From Oregon

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06/30/2020

"beautiful"

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we collect masks from around the world and this one is so beautiful! a plus to our collection

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Noon

From Garrett county Maryland

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

Ulises

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01/08/2022

"Superb Guatemalan-style wood-carving"

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Exquisite wood carving, brightly and finely painted; this is our second wood-carving from Jose, and the quality-price ratio is unsurpassed. Recommend this artisan highly!

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  • Decoration

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Carolyn

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12/30/2021

"Very well made. My son loves it"

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This mask is great quality. Even better than the picture. My son, who was born in Guatemala, picked it out for a Christmas gift. He loves. it.

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Betsy

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12/28/2021

"Just Perfect"

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People always say how much more beautiful it is in person. But its true! I cant imagine anyone would be disappointed with this. I cant wait to hang it in my backyard chapel.

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Margaret

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12/08/2021

"Perfect gift for my friend - religious meaning and beautiful artwork"

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Absolutely wonderful set - my friend is enchanted with it.

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Your Purchase Makes a Difference!

Confronting Adversity

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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