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Handcrafted Religious Wood Sculpture, "Our Lady of Candelaria"

"In my village we are very devoted to Our Lady of Candelaria, so this... more

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"In my village we are very devoted to Our Lady of Candelaria, so this sculpture is my way of honoring her," says Jose Canil Ramos with pride and devotion. The Virgin of Candelaria is celebrated on February 2nd, which is when people put away the nativity scenes and thus concludes the Christmas celebrations. In Guatemala, she is the patron saint of the cities of Chiantla, Colotenango and Jacaltenango (of the Huehuetenango region) and Cunén (of the El Quiché region). Canil carves this admirable pinewood sculpture by hand and paints her with delicate and sublime detail. Finally, he treats the sculpture to achieve an antique finish.

  • 1.89 kgs
  • 4.2 lbs
  • 42 cm H x 25 cm W x 10 cm D
  • 16.5" H x 9.75" W x 3.9" D

  • Pinewood
  • 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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Maria N.

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09/20/2016

"A great addition to my collection!"

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I was in awe upon unwrapping the Our Lady of Candelaria image. So rich, colorful and unique, it clearly reflects the artist's culture from which the work's true beauty emerges. I love it!

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Edward

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07/12/2019

"Incredibly Beautiful Masterpiece"

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I cant believe my eyes. It ever ceases to amaze me.

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Elsa

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07/31/2018

"lady of candelaria"

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very beautiful piece!

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Penelope

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09/29/2017

"Beauty, blessings, and grace!"

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Jose Canil Ramos Our Lady of Candelaria combines memories of my Maryknoll missionary cousin Padre Albert Reymann who served in Guatemala 1950-80, my knowledge of Aztec, Incan, and Mayan cultures, and my friend Kathy Chappelears grandchildren who were adopted from Guatemala. She is a blessing who now graces my home. Thank you Jose Canil Ramos!

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Polly

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05/18/2022

"As beautiful as expected!"

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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"

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Bought as a gift for my Fiance and she loved it! Beautiful carved Virgin De Guadalupe.

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Your Purchase Makes a Difference!

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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