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Chichen Itza Jaguar Replica Green Jade Plaque, "Maya Spotted Jaguar"

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A jaguar feasts on a human heart, torn from the chest of a sacrificial victim.... more

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A jaguar feasts on a human heart, torn from the chest of a sacrificial victim. Etching the image into jade, Ruben and Gilda Perez depict an icon from the Platform of Eagles and Jaguars at Chichen Itza in Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula. It is believed to refer to the fiercest of Maya fighting men, known as Jaguar Warriors.

The Guatemalan artisans display the plaque on a black pinewood base.

  • 0.55 kgs
  • 1.2 lbs
  • Exterior: 13.5 cm H x 12.5 cm W x 0.6 cm D
  • Exterior: 5.25" H x 4.9" W x 0.2" D
  • Stand/base: 2 cm H x 11.5 cm W x 10 cm D
  • Stand/base: 0.8" H x 4.5" W x 3.9" D
  • Artwork: 13.5 cm H x 12.5 cm W x 10.5 cm D
  • Artwork: 5.25" H x 4.9" W x 4.1" D

  • Jade, pinewood
  • Display stand included
  • Avoid contact with water
  • Natural stone - some variations in color and/or pattern are to be expected
  • Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
  • Clean with a soft, dry cloth
  • Made in Guatemala.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in Central Americaicon info
Gift Info
  • Free Gift Wrap? Yes
  • Premium Gift Wrap? Yes

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BJ

From Houston, TX

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07/18/2021

"Jade knotty bracelet"

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Love it!

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Rachel

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07/15/2021

"Perfect!"

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Nicely made, simple, adjustable, goes with everything!

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Simple jade adjustable length

Best Uses

  • Everyday casual

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Otis

From longmont colorado

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07/12/2021

"I have always wanted a pair of jade earnings"

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Great to wear all the time

Best Uses

Purchased Item:

Curly Petals, Jade Stud Earrings with Circle Motifs from Guatemala

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Deborah

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06/28/2021

"Really small"

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I was disappointed when I got this necklace. The jade piece is not the size shown. It is smaller than a dime and the cord is so thick that the piece does not hang well. It is stiff and too large for the pendant which is smaller than a life saver candy. Would be better suited for a child so the picture is deceptive.

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Darren

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06/22/2021

"Simple, elegant, instant favorite"

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This is a very nice, simple yet beautiful bracelet. Elegant but well made, it has held up wonderfully for the last (over) 6 months; looking good as new despite never leaving my wrist. Also goes great with the necklace I purchased from the same artisans. Reasonable shipping, nice packaging as you d expect from Novica. Definitely recommended.

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Elizabeth

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06/18/2021

"Jade pendant bracelet"

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This is absolutely beautiful! Will go with layering other bracelets. The delivery was super fast! I am so pleased with the purchase. The bracelet is exactly as shown in display picture.

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Your Purchase Makes a Difference!

One of Ruben and Gilda's assistants was in a motorcycle accident several years ago. He injured his foot, which left him without a job. Ruben and Gilda have hired this man with pride as he is a hard worker and a great asset to their team.

Ruben and Gilda's parents taught them the value of hard work and that art is an expression of culture. Many of their designs include jade, which was highly valued by ancient civilizations in the area and used as ornaments, tools, and burial artifacts. Their artwork is often a reflection of Guatemalan culture and they used techniques passed down over generations.

Thanks to their hard work and partnership with NOVICA, Ruben and Gilda have been able to build their own house and support their children's education. They hope to continue to grow their sales through NOVICA so they do not have to seek out other, more complicated markets.

Ruben and Gilda Perez has received 8 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $400 and the most recent for $5000. Proceeds were used to invest in a bulk purchase of silver to craft jewelry for the holiday season.

Their youngest son faces many health challenges but every day they work to give him a normal life without limitations. Ruben and Gilda are amazing parents who strive everyday to give their children the best life possible.

Ruben and Gilda are both very supportive of their children and will continue to support their education with the goal of them both being successful professionals.

Ruben and Gilda have received letters of recognition from universities including Galileo University. They were also awarded 2nd place in a USAC fair.

Ruben and Gilda have two children they support — Brandon Jose and Ruben Alejandro — who are both under the age of 18 and attending school.

They have assistants who help them with their jewelry.

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