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Wood mask, 'Guacamaya' - Colorful Hand Carved Pinewood Macaw Wall Mask from Guatemala

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Colorful Hand Carved Pinewood Macaw Wall Mask from Guatemala, "Guacamaya"

Jose Canil transforms pinewood into a cheerful, colorful mask of a guacamaya... more

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Jose Canil transforms pinewood into a cheerful, colorful mask of a guacamaya (macaw), which the ancient Maya associated with the sun's strength and the power of fire. "Macaws are becoming a threatened species because people are illegally catching them either to sell them as pets or for their exotic plumage. Their habitat is also being destroyed thanks to deforestation. As inhabitants of this planet, we should raise consciousness about respecting our Mother earth and all her children," believes the Guatemalan artisan.

  • 1.16 kgs
  • 2.5 lbs
  • 31.5 cm H x 23 cm W x 14 cm D
  • 12.5" H x 9" W x 5.5" D

  • Pinewood
  • Made in Guatemala.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in Central Americaicon info
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147

Juan

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05/12/2022

"Beautiful"

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Bought as a gift for my Fiance and she loved it! Beautiful carved Virgin De Guadalupe.

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Our Lady of Guadalupe, Artisan Crafted Christianity Wood Sculpture

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Sue

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04/10/2022

"Dancing Rabbit if better than I imagined"

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The carving is nice, painting very precise and overall quality and size exceeded expectations. I now own three carvings and love all of them.

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Sonia

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04/07/2022

"Love Canil Ramos nativities"

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This is my second purchase from this artist. The pieces are very detailed. Love the colors.

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Holy Gifts, 10-piece Nativity Scene Hand-carved Wood from Guatemala

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Julia

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02/10/2022

"This is a beautiful angel."

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This angel has so much feeling and it lovely

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Angel of Hope, Guatemalan Handmade Angel Wood Sculpture

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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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Our Lady of Guadalupe, Artisan Crafted Christianity Wood Sculpture

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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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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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