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Wood mask, 'Yellow Maya Jaguar' - Artisan Crafted Yellow Jaguar Mask Curate

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Artisan Crafted Yellow Jaguar Mask, "Yellow Maya Jaguar"

"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 that 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.

  • 0.46 kgs
  • 1.0 lbs
  • 20 cm H x 16.5 cm W x 12 cm D
  • 7.75" H x 6.5" W x 4.7" D

  • Pinewood
  • Features a rustic, rugged finish
  • Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
  • Free Gift Wrap? Yes
  • Premium Gift Wrap? Yes
  • Made in Guatemala.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in Central America
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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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"Playful and chearful"

I got this for a Christmas present for my husband. Its a nice size, actively painted, and a cute , playful design. It also came atractivly wrapped with a personalized card from the artist.

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  • This was a gift for: Husband
  • Occasion: Christmas

14 Testimonials for Jose Canil Ramos


Worcester, England

I love ""Paxot Holy Family"" for the beauty of the painting of the figures. It is a centrepiece at Christmas.


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I adore my St. Francis Statue. I have it displayed in my work office and several people have commented on it. One way to gently share faith. Thank you.