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Hand Carved Painted Mayan Wood Wall Mask from Guatemala, "Mayan King"

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This expertly hand-carved pinewood mask by Jose Canil Ramos of Guatemala... more

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This expertly hand-carved pinewood mask by Jose Canil Ramos of Guatemala brilliantly reflects its Mayan roots. The carved face is adorned with a colorful plume to depict the ornamentation of the upper echelon of Mayan society. The mask is made with an elaborate method to create a unique masterpiece that will stand out on any wall.Of his inspiration, the artisan says, "I made this mask thinking of the artistic beauty of Mayan plumes. Besides being important for denoting social class or hierarchy, they were pieces of art."

  • 0.42 kgs
  • 0.9 lbs
  • 22 cm H x 16.7 cm W x 10 cm D
  • 8.75" H x 6.5" W x 3.9" D

  • Pinewood
  • Intended as wall decor
  • Features a rustic, rugged finish
  • 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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126

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02/28/2021

"Serene Madonna and Child"

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I purchased one for myself and another for my sisters-in-law. Gracefully carved with excellent color choices. I feel a tad guilty as I ve depleted much of Jocara s available inventory!

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02/28/2021

"Playful Jaguar"

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This jaguar is approachable with a sweetly curious expression. An example of Jose Canil Ramos varied talent.

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02/04/2021

"Beautiful"

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Fantastic quality! Great value for money. Love it!

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Wise Angel, Hand-Painted Wood Angel Sculpture from Guatemala

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02/04/2021

"Whimsical"

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I ordered an angel carved by Jose Canil Ramos previous time ordering this and I knew what a great job he does! This did not disappoint. Fantastic

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01/24/2021

"Extraordinary Wall Panels"

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This beautiful piece is complimented by another wooden wall panel, Virgen de Guadalupe. Beautiful colors and true carved craftsmanship. I hope Jocara creates other santos (like San José) as I have examples of all of his saints and angels. My house looks like the Vatican! Great artworks!

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01/24/2021

"Beautiful and Moving Art"

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I have purchased both versions of Jose Canil Ramos “Going To Egypt” because they re both beautifully carved and painted. I ve sent friends and family versions of one or the other and the gifts were greatly appreciated.

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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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