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Handcrafted Wood Animal Mask Wall Sculpture, "Orange Maya Deer"

byJose Canil Ramos: icon star icon star icon star icon star icon star (124)
"The stories that my grandfather used to tell me inspired me to create this... more

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"The stories that my grandfather used to tell me inspired me to create this sculpture," explains Guatemalan carver Jose Canil Ramos. "To the Maya people, the deer is the most intelligent creature of all, and represents the purity of the forests." Canil carves the mask by hand from pinewood and paints it with extraordinary artistry. Before finishing the piece, he applies a mixture of soot and water to achieve an antique and weathered illusion. The ears and antlers are disassembled for shipping.

  • 0.77 kgs
  • 1.7 lbs
  • 36 cm H x 34.5 cm W x 20 cm D
  • 14.25" H x 13.5" W x 7.75" D

  • Pinewood
  • Some assembly required
  • 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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124

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02/23/2018

"Another Beautiful Mask by Jose Canil Ramos"

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This mask is absolutely gorgeous. It is my new favorite mask. (The photograph doesn?t do it justice. The mask is a much lighter orange than what is shown). I now have a collection of six of the artist?s masks and I love them all.

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Orange Maya Deer, Handcrafted Wood Animal Mask Wall Sculpture

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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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11/01/2020

"Magnifique!"

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Bravo pour cette merveille! Votre crèche va rejoindre notre collection de crèches du monde ;chaque année elle sera exposée au coté dautres crèches dans notre village au moment de Noel. très beau travail, merci.

Best Uses

  • exposition de crèche du monde
  • Expo de crèche du monde
  • Collection privée

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Calaveras, Artisan Crafted 9-Piece Day of the Dead Theme Nativity Scene

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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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