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Unique Wood Wall Art Mask, "Maya Jaguar"

byJose Canil Ramos: icon star icon star icon star icon star icon star (128)
"I like making jaguar heads because they remind me of my Maya ancestors. To... more

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"I like making jaguar heads because they remind me of my Maya ancestors. To them the jaguars protected the fields and mountains. They regarded the jaguar as a deity who they honored at the beginning of a harvest," says Jose Canil Ramos. According to Maya cosmogony, the jaguar is represented by the Ix day of the Maya calendar. It symbolizes strength and vigor, as well as feminine and feline energies. Canil carves the sculpture 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.

  • 0.66 kgs
  • 1.4 lbs
  • 22 cm H x 15 cm W x 18 cm D
  • 8.75" H x 6" W x 7" D

  • Pinewood
  • 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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06/19/2016

"Great Carving"

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We purchased three of these magnificently carved masks from the same artist. They are in a hallway as an introduction to our Guatemala room. I was a volunteer in Guatemala for two years, teaching English. I love the indigenous cultures there and these masks are a fine representation of indigenous art.

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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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10/13/2019

"The cats meow!"

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Photos dont do this jaguar justice. Very, very nicely done!

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09/28/2019

"My husband has wanted a mask like this"

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My husband has hung this mask on the wall over our den and appreciates it every time he sees it. It was very worth the wait to get it and it?s something that our daughter enjoys as well. Thank you for creating this!

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04/01/2021

"Excellent piece. I like it very much"

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The rooster is visually very striking and strong. Its a delightful image and looks great on ;studio wall

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Maya Rooster, Handcrafted Wood Mask

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03/24/2021

"Hermoso Coyote"

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I fell in love with this piece at first sight, but it was sold out. After a couple of months in my wish list I received a notification and immediately bought it. The color is breathtaking as the craftsmanship. Felicidades y gracias José ¡Eres un mago!

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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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