Antiqued Wood Saint Sculpture Artisan Crafted Christian Art, "St Anthony of Padua"
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Originally assigned to a quiet friary, one ordination day St Anthony of Padua was asked to speak since no one else was prepared to do so. He impressed everyone with his knowledge of scripture that people everywhere came to hear him, which is why he is often depicted with an opened bible. Years later, when preaching in a cave among animals, Baby Jesus appeared to him, and this is the reason he is the saint most often portrayed with Him. Guatemala's Jose Canil Ramos includes both in this inspired pinewood sculpture, which he expertly carves and paints by hand. "St Anthony is celebrated on June 13th, and on that day the young women in my village put his image upside down and offer the Lord's Prayer 13 times, as well as 13 coins asking him to find them a good husband," says Canil, for St Anthony is also known as the patron saint of fertility and lost objects.
A hand and the leaf staff are detachable.
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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Love love love your work I have 15 pieces that you have made ...and I get so excited to see what you?ll make next ?? Everyone that visits me fall in love with you work...I absolutely love your creations and I know your dad would be so proud ...God Bless you Jose and your mother
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