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Hand-Carved Wood Sculpture of a Mayan Woman from Guatemala, "Mayan Midwife"

Guatemalan artisan Nicolas Chavez Sojuel designs a sculpture to depict a Mayan midwife standing atop a base, carving it by hand of cedar wood. Small... more

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Guatemalan artisan Nicolas Chavez Sojuel designs a sculpture to depict a Mayan midwife standing atop a base, carving it by hand of cedar wood. Small details, such as the decorations on her clothing, the jewelry she wears, and her elaborate headdress are realized with a keen eye. In ancient Mayan society, Mayan noblewomen and midwives often wore decorative headdresses in order to accommodate enlarged craniums due to body alteration practices.

  • 1.64 kgs
  • 3.6 lbs
  • 35 cm H x 15.5 cm W x 12 cm D
  • 13.75" H x 6" W x 4.7" D

  • Cedar wood
  • Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
  • Made in Guatemala
  • Certified and shipped by our office in Guatemalaicon info
  • Product ID: 252777
Nicolas Chavez Sojuel
Nicolas Chavez Sojuel

Central America

Hand-carved wood sculpures

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Becky

From Hughesville, MD

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Mar 09, 2022

Lovely sculpture”

Got it for my husband, who is a veteran and he loves it. Magnificently crafted.

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Mari

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Dec 04, 2020

My husband loved it!!”

So beautifully carved--great size! This will be an heirloom We will buy from this artists again. We love Novica..

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Rafael

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Dec 30, 2019

Master Piece on Wood”

Great sculpture!! Extremely happy with the order Mr. Chavez is a wood master. Highly recommend his job! Obra Maestra en Madera Es una escultura grandiosa!! Muy satisfecho con la orden. El se?or Chavez es un maestro del trabajo en madera. Recomiendo su trabajo con mucho entusiasmo!

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Dr. Rajesh Balkrishnan

From Charlottesville, VA, USA

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Apr 15, 2017

Astonishing wood sculpture”

I own two of his crafted pieces and the details are absolutely breathtaking. A master of cultural wood carving.

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Dr. Rajesh Balkrishnan

From Charlottesville, VA, USA

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Feb 28, 2017

Astonishing archeological replicas in wood”

The love and care that goes into this wooden pieces needs to be seen to be believed. The details are astonishing and the pieces family heirlooms. One of the finest NOVICA artisans.

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