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

byJose Canil Ramos: icon star icon star icon star icon star icon star (119)
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
  • Some assembly required
  • 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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119

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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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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
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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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

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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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From state college pa usa

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09/28/2017

"Wondersful whitness to faith"

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Wonderful color and craftsmanship. A nice conversation starter.

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10/18/2020

"Cutest nativity"

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The most adorable nativity I have ever seen. Great colors and detailed designs! Dont miss this!!!

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10/08/2020

"A companion piece to Angel of Hope"

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Beautiful and solid carved and painted angel. The two angels together look remarkable.

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10/07/2020

"Felix Navidad"

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Extraordinary craftsmanship at such a reasonable price. The figures have real dignity.

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10/07/2020

"Dos Angeles"

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The angels of Hope and Gratitude are beautifully carved and painted and work best together as a serene, watchful pair.

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10/07/2020

"Jose Canil Ramos"

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Jose Canil Ramos is one of the most gifted artists at Novica. His carved santos are even more beautiful than the featured photographs. I have purchased over two dozen of his beautiful pieces for my collection as well as for greatly appreciated gifts for family and friends. The demand for his artworks is high so you may have to wait for the works to arrive, but be patient!

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10/07/2020

"My beautiful angel"

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My beautiful angel is kept in our livingroom where everyone can see it. It brings me peace in my heart looking at it and it reminds me to have gratitude for my life.

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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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