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Cedar wood mask, "Mystical Jaguar"

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From El Salvador's Jaguar Archaeological Project, this mask evokes fierce... more

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From El Salvador's Jaguar Archaeological Project, this mask evokes fierce mystical elegance. It replicates a sculpture found in the Ahuachapan Department. It is carved by hand from a cedar wood branch, for the Project is committed to preserving the environment and not cutting down trees. Painted details enhance the mask's features including a protruding nose, exposed teeth and ornate eyes.

Throughout El Salvador there have been found images depicting the jaguar with a crest, big mouth and fangs, as well as an inverted "u" shaped nostrils and swirling eyes. Known as Balam or Chac, according to Maya cosmogony the jaguar represents nature's elements: water, earth, fire, and air. Maya shamans, priests and rulers used the jaguar as a symbol of authority and leadership. The upper part of the head usually represents life elements, and the lower part connotes a skeleton. Jaguar masks are believed to represent the transformation of a human into a being with magical powers.

  • 0.20 kgs
  • 0.4 lbs
  • 12.75 cm H x 9.92 cm W x 4.83 cm D
  • 5" H x 3.9" W x 1.9" D

  • Cedar wood
  • Museum replica(s)
  • Wood grain and color can vary slightly
  • Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
  • Eco-Friendly: carved from natural and sustainable wood
  • Made in El Salvador.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in Central Americaicon info
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05/25/2017

"I love it!!"

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This is the perfect addition to my collection of animal masks from around the world. The hand craftsmanship plus the story behind the piece make it very special.

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