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Rustic Sculpture of Saint Francis with a Quetzal Bird, "Saint Francis with a Quetzal"

Birds alight on Saint Francis, the venerable monk, and a spotted dogs sits... more

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Birds alight on Saint Francis, the venerable monk, and a spotted dogs sits loyally at his knee. Symbol of Guatemala, a splendid green quetzal bird nestles on his arm. Jose Canil Ramos carves a charming portrait of the Founder of the Franciscan order. Francis of Assisi believed in the brotherhood of all of God's creation. It is said that he once preached to hundreds of birds about being thankful to God for their wonderful clothes, for their independence, and for God's care. The birds stood still as the saint walked among him, flying off only when he said they could leave.

The arm and bird are removable to protect them during shipping.

Because each work of art is individually carved and painted by hand, no two will ever be identical.

  • 0.84 kgs
  • 1.9 lbs
  • 39 cm H x 23.5 cm W x 8.5 cm D
  • 15.25" H x 9.25" W x 3.3" D

  • Pinewood
  • Features a rustic, rugged finish
  • 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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  • Premium Gift Wrap? Yes

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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.

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.

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.

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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