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

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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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143

Atticus

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10/20/2020

"San Francisco s Patron Saint"

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As a San Franciscan I wanted to add this santo to my collection of artworks from Jose Canil Ramos (Jocara). It is even more beautiful than the featured photo: Saint Francis has a beautiful soulful face.

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SPR

From Los Angeles, CA

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09/09/2017

"So precious!"

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Amazing colorful sculpture! So unusual and different depiction of St. Francis. Very typical Guatemalan influence.I love that St. Francis is holding a Quetzal bird. Its so beautiful and quality is exceptional and adds so much to our home. We love animals and it really is a blessing to have this sculpture in our home. It shipped fast considering it came from Guatemala and was so beautifully packaged and wrapped. A worry doll came with it and it was so lovely. So worth the cost and I know this will be a treasured family heirloom to pass on for many years. Very happy with our purchase and thank you Jose for the art you create, Its amazing!

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Blessing our pets and home St. Francis from Guatemala

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Rhonda

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11/17/2016

"I now want one for myself!"

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I bought this for an animal-loving friend who is about to celebrate his milestone 60th. I always joked that he was a reincarnation of St. Francis and knew the search would be on for the perfect statuary as the day grew closer. I am an avid art collector and even have a home in Santa Fe where artists abound! This piece is absolutely stunning and beautifully painted. I am so pleased with the craftsmanship and artistry that I'd like to order one for my home in Santa Fe. I'll definitely be looking at other works he does. Thanks a million. My friend is going to love this!

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Gift Occasion:
  • This was a gift for: Friend
  • Occasion: birthday

Alina

From Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

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08/09/2016

"Almost the same"

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The sculpture overall is great but I wish the face was the same as on the picture - instead it is a pretty, almost happy face - nothing like the sad face on the photograph. I was taken but that sad face but unfortunately my Saint Francis turned out to be a handsome one. Just to clarify, I really like Jose's work overall.

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Adam

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12/27/2017

"My Guatemalan Wife Loves This!"

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My wife was born in Guatemala and immigrated to the USA as a teenager. Much of her family is still in Guatemala and this hand carved statue of St. Francis holding a Quetzal reminds her of home. Very colorful, very prominent, a good size for a table top or bookshelf type display. Excellent craftsmanship - at home in any decor.

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Gift Occasion:
  • This was a gift for: Wife
  • Occasion: Christmas

Teresa

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09/28/2017

"Beautiful craftsmanship!"

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It is one of my special pieces and looks beautiful in my living room.

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Ulises

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01/08/2022

"Superb Guatemalan-style wood-carving"

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Exquisite wood carving, brightly and finely painted; this is our second wood-carving from Jose, and the quality-price ratio is unsurpassed. Recommend this artisan highly!

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  • Decoration

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Carolyn

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12/30/2021

"Very well made. My son loves it"

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This mask is great quality. Even better than the picture. My son, who was born in Guatemala, picked it out for a Christmas gift. He loves. it.

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Betsy

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12/28/2021

"Just Perfect"

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People always say how much more beautiful it is in person. But its true! I cant imagine anyone would be disappointed with this. I cant wait to hang it in my backyard chapel.

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Margaret

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12/08/2021

"Perfect gift for my friend - religious meaning and beautiful artwork"

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Absolutely wonderful set - my friend is enchanted with it.

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Emily

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12/08/2021

"Beautiful! Rejoice nativity scene"

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Wow wow wow! I received the nativity yesterday and I love it more than I thought I would (and I had high hopes). It is beautiful and well made. Each piece is small enough to separately fit in my hand and together they fill the space I have created for them just right. Thank you so much! I am very glad that I discovered Novica.

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Eileen

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11/25/2021

"Wonderful!"

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I have bought other items from this same artist. He is very talented and everyone has made comments about the items when they visit my home not to mention they are also a great value.

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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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