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Product ID: 252797

Maya Cedar Wood Sculpture of a Woman Weaving, "Maya Woman at the Loom"

byNicolas Chavez Sojuel: icon star icon star icon star icon star icon star (3)
A Maya woman sits with legs crossed as she works on a backstrap loom. Rocking... more

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A Maya woman sits with legs crossed as she works on a backstrap loom. Rocking back and forth she controls the tension as she creates an expanse of cloth. "This movement represented the human heartbeat, thus weaving was a sacred act for the ancient Maya, and weavers were considered the 'mothers of creation,'" Nicolas Chavez Sojuel explains. He works in fragrant cedar wood to depict his subject as realistically as did the pre-Hispanic ceramists of Jaina Island more than a thousand years ago in their "Female Figure with Loom." Deftly carving intricate details with superb realism, the Guatemalan artisan dresses the woman in a necklace of pinewood beads.

  • 2.80 kgs
  • 6.2 lbs
  • 32 cm H x 41 cm W x 18 cm D
  • 12.5" H x 16.25" W x 7" D

  • Cedar wood, pinewood beads
  • Signed by the artist
  • Wood grain and color can vary slightly
  • 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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3

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12/30/2019

"Master Piece on Wood"

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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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04/15/2017

"Astonishing wood sculpture"

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

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From Charlottesville, VA, USA

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02/28/2017

"Astonishing archeological replicas in wood"

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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.

Tags By Dr. Rajesh Balkrishnan

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