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Central American Archaeological Wood Calendar, "Aztec Calendar"

Maria Estela Perlera de Portillo recreates the elaborate stone sculpture known... more

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Maria Estela Perlera de Portillo recreates the elaborate stone sculpture known as the "Aztec Calendar" or "Sun Stone." Discovered in Mexico City, the original massive stone is on display in the National Museum of Anthropology and History. The Aztecs (or Mexica, as they called themselves) believed that the sun struggled daily against the forces of darkness. They aided the sun through human sacrifices. This superb example is meticulously created by hand with intricate wood inlay.

  • 1.44 kgs
  • 3.2 lbs
  • 2.75 cm H x 41.5 cm Diam.
  • 1.1" H x 16.25" Diam.

  • Pinewood, cedar wood, walnut wood and maquilshuat wood
  • Each artwork is unique -- wood grain, color, and pattern will differ slightly from picture
  • 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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Barbara

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12/27/2021

"Gorgeous!!!"

It is even more beautiful than in the online photo and in the catalog! The light to dark woods are combined beautifully and the amount of work to create this piece is awe-inspiring. Not only do I love it, but I took a photo and emailed it to about 10 people and showed it to half a dozen more today. EVERYONE agreed with me. It was my Christmas present to myself. My family room walls and shelves are showcases for items Ive bought during 50 years of travel as well as items from countries I havent yet visited. This is now my favorite piece of all.

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Aztec Calendar, Central American Archaeological Wood Calendar

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Kathleen

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12/26/2021

"Never received"

I cant give a review for this product since it was never received by me. It was so disappointing since they received payment for the item.

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Birds of Flowers, Pair of Handcrafted Bird Wood Wall Art from El Salvador

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Yoshiko

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09/24/2021

"Beautiful piece"

I really like this beautiful cross. The characters represent the artist s country and culture. I can see how she loves it. I m happy to have this piece in my house. Thank you!

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robin

From Tennessee

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06/21/2021

"colorful and meaningful"

This is real art. Very good job.

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Splendor of Jesus, Handcrafted Religious Wood Wall Cross from El Salvador

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Daniel

From Houston, Texas USA

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05/20/2021

"Beautiful"

Great unique shape and position of this sculpture. Once again, I am very pleased with a purchase i made through Novica.

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Birth, Life and Love, Hand Painted Wood Nativity Scene Sculpture

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Judith

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02/09/2021

"Focal point in my happy place"

Exquisite workmanship--dynamic rendering of colors on high-quality glossy wood. I have three pieces by this artist.

Best Uses

  • Brightening a room

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Birds of Flowers, Pair of Handcrafted Bird Wood Wall Art from El Salvador

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Maria Estela increased tourism in her hometown by inviting tourists into her workshop and showing them how she creates and paints her designs. Because of this, she is able to give work to other artisans in her workshop.

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Enabling Education

This artist is currently supporting and providing for the education of their children, grandchildren, or children in their community, whether it be at the primary, secondary, or university level.

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Maria Estela has been able to work hard and increase her income through the sales of her work. This has enabled her to increase her livelihood and that of the artisans that assist her.

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Maria Estela Perlera de Portillo has received 3 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $200 and the most recent for $250.

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