Wild Cat Sculpture(33 items)
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A NEW ADDED TREASURE TO MY COLLECTION
I was again Very Pleased to receive Balam. The carving is magnificent. Everything about it is a pleasure to look at. Jose Canil Ramos has become an artist I will sure follow
Another added treasure to my collection
Again I was very Pleased to receive this item and was very Happy it looked as it did in the photos. Another Great carving by Jose Canil Ramos!!!!
Angel Ceron Artisan Association Ceramic replicas and figurines
"Now that I'm retired, I can dedicate my time to my great passion – representing my pre-Hispanic cultural heritage."
"I've been working hand-in-hand with NOVICA since 2003. It was my nephew, Eduardo Escamilla, who suggested I work with NOVICA, and I found the project to be spectacular. As you may know, I'm an engineer by profession but I feel an overwhelming passion for our... read more
Popular Wild Cat Sculpture
Aztec Tezcatlipoca Jaguar Signed Ceramic Sculpture, "Tezcatlipoca as a Jaguar"
The most important deity in the Aztec pantheon, Tezcatlipoca, or "Smoking Mirror," is also one of the oldest, first appearing during the pre-Mexica Teotihuacan era. He is the god of fertility, of the wind, of life, of maize and of agriculture, and is said to have taught humans how to measure time and create the calendar. He is considered the antagonist of Quetzalcoatl, yet in later accounts, Quetzalcoatl is described as the black Tezcatlipoca. or animal counterpart — a jaguar named Tepeyollotli.
Eco Friendly Mexican Recycled Auto Part Panther Sculpture, "Fierce Panther"
Crouching, a fierce panther goes hunting. Armando Ramírez crafts the image from an amazing assortment of recycled metal and automobile parts. Sheet metal scraps, timing chains, bearings, piston rods, cogwheels and wire all find a new life in this unique sculpture.
The artisan does not give his sculptures a fine polished finish, therefore smudges and scratches may be present.
Hand-carved Maya Jaguar Wood Sculpture, "Balam"
Sitting patiently with a wide-eyed expression on its face, this (jaguar) sculpture is designed by Jose Canil to honor his ancestors. "Jaguars were regarded as sacred, a deity, by our Maya ancestors and no one was allowed to harm them. Balam is the jaguar god protector of fields and harvest, so ceremonies were held in its honor before sowing," explains the Guatemalan artisan. He carves and paints the pinewood sculpture by hand. "That’s why I love carving jaguar images, they connect me with my Maya roots."
The tail is detachable.