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

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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Robert

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10/01/2017

"Day of the dead mask"

Amazing day of the dead skeleton mask. Wonderful detail.

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Jess

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08/11/2016

"Exquisite!"

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"

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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Skeleton King, Guatemalan Day of the Dead Skeleton Pinewood Mask

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Polly

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05/18/2022

"As beautiful as expected!"

I am thrilled with this Saint Francis sculpture! Like many of his customers, I have several sculptures by Jose Canil Ramos, and I love all of them. The vibrant colors and amazing workmanship are delightful to behold. Beautiful art like this adds so much to a home.Thank you!

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Juan

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05/12/2022

"Beautiful"

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"

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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Dancing Rabbit, Guatemala Rabbit Folk Dance Mask

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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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