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Hand-Carved Wood Jaguar Warrior Mask from Guatemala, "Face of a Warrior"

Framed by the open mouth of a fierce jaguar, the face of a Mayan warrior is... more

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Framed by the open mouth of a fierce jaguar, the face of a Mayan warrior is depicted in this mask from Guatemala. Jose Canil Ramos designs this stunning mask, which is carved by hand from pinewood. One half of the warrior's face is a skull, a nod to the more grisly consequences of war.

  • 0.60 kgs
  • 1.3 lbs
  • 23 cm H x 18 cm W x 8.5 cm D
  • 9" H x 7" W x 3.3" D

  • Pinewood
  • Intended as wall decor
  • Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
  • Made in Guatemala.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in Guatemalaicon info
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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.

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Job Creator

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

 
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