Artisan Crafted Guatemalan Folk Art Horse Mask, "Todos Santos Racehorse"
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"This is a racehorse that will compete in the races in Todos Santos Cuchumatan. It's such a colorful festival, and the horses and their riders are central to the event," Jose Canil Ramos says. He depicts the swift young steed as a pinewood wall mask, adorned with flowers for the special day.
- 0.88 kgs
- 1.9 lbs
- 35.5 cm H x 15 cm W x 10 cm D
- 14" H x 6" W x 3.9" D
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.