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Wood mask, 'Skeleton King' - Guatemalan Day of the Dead Skeleton Pinewood Mask

Product ID: 252563

Guatemalan Day of the Dead Skeleton Pinewood Mask, "Skeleton King"

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Covered with bright flowers, a grinning skull wears a golden crown. Jose Canil... more

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Covered with bright flowers, a grinning skull wears a golden crown. Jose Canil crafts a mask to celebrate the Day of the Dead in Guatemala. "The sculpture's bright colors are a reminder that death is nothing more than the beginning of something new," he says. "In the next life, we are all equal and each of us is a king or queen. We will want for nothing."

  • 0.38 kgs
  • 0.8 lbs
  • 23 cm H x 16.4 cm W x 9 cm D
  • 9" H x 6.5" W x 3.5" D

  • Pinewood, agave fiber cord
  • 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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132

Robert

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10/01/2017

"Day of the dead mask"

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Amazing day of the dead skeleton mask. Wonderful detail.

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Jess

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08/11/2016

"Exquisite!"

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I just received my mask and it is simply gorgeous--every bit as nice as the photos on the website. I am looking forward to displaying it in my living room. Nice work!

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Josh

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05/05/2018

"Excellent Craftsmanship"

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A really wonderful piece of woodwork. Beautifully carved and one of my favorite things from Novica. Jose, I love your work and hope that one day soon the Yellow Maya Jaguar and Parrot Mask will be available again.

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Mary

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07/24/2021

"Great quality"

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The detail in this wooden chef is amazing. The color are bright and the craftsmanship outstanding. It will look great in my kitchen.

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Mary

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07/24/2021

"Beautiful"

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These three angels are beautifully crafted. The colors are amazing. Better than the picture

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Jonathan

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07/06/2021

"Masterful Jaguar"

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I bought this sculpture for my wifes birthday, and she loves it! Jose Canil Ramos is an extremely talented artist. This piece is even more magnificent in person. We all love this sculpture, very meticulously created and beautifully rendered. This is our second piece from this artist, and we are awed by his talent.

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Gift Occasion:
  • This was a gift for: Wife
  • Occasion: birthday

Your Purchase Makes a Difference!

Jose suffers from a rare facial nerve paralysis and is currently treating the condition with physical therapy.

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.

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.

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.

Jose hires several people in his community which provides them with a stable income for supporting their families.

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