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Rustic Sculpture of Saint Francis with a Quetzal Bird, "Saint Francis with a Quetzal"

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Birds alight on Saint Francis, the venerable monk, and a spotted dogs sits loyally at his knee. Symbol of Guatemala, a splendid green quetzal bird nestles on his arm. Jose Canil Ramos carves a charming portrait of the Founder of the Franciscan order. Francis of Assisi believed in the brotherhood of all of God's creation. It is said that he once preached to hundreds of birds about being thankful to God for their wonderful clothes, for their independence, and for God's care. The birds stood still as the saint walked among him, flying off only when he said they could leave.

The arm and bird are removable to protect them during shipping.

Because each work of art is individually carved and painted by hand, no two will ever be identical.

  • 0.84 kgs
  • 1.9 lbs
  • 39 cm H x 23.5 cm W x 8.5 cm D
  • 15.25" H x 9.25" W x 3.3" D

  • Pinewood
  • Some assembly required
  • 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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You can find pinewood sculpture 'Saint Francis with a Quetzal' by Jose Canil Ramos in sculpture categories such as Christian Sculpture and Wood Sculpture. Enjoy exploring these sections for other Novica treasures.

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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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06/20/2016

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"WONDERFUL RELIGIOUS SCULPTURE"

This is a beautiful sculpture from artisan Jose Canil Ramos. The detailing in the design and the vibrant colors make this statue so very special. I am so happy to have this piece along with several others from Mr. Ramos in my collection.

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  • For Display in a curio cabinet, mantel or shelf

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"Almost the same"

The sculpture overall is great but I wish the face was the same as on the picture - instead it is a pretty, almost happy face - nothing like the sad face on the photograph. I was taken but that sad face but unfortunately my Saint Francis turned out to be a handsome one. Just to clarify, I really like Jose's work overall.

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"I now want one for myself!"

I bought this for an animal-loving friend who is about to celebrate his milestone 60th. I always joked that he was a reincarnation of St. Francis and knew the search would be on for the perfect statuary as the day grew closer. I am an avid art collector and even have a home in Santa Fe where artists abound! This piece is absolutely stunning and beautifully painted. I am so pleased with the craftsmanship and artistry that I'd like to order one for my home in Santa Fe. I'll definitely be looking at other works he does. Thanks a million. My friend is going to love this!

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  • Occasion: birthday

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"Beautiful"

A lovely, inspiring addition to our home with beautiful, artistic details and fine quality. I highly recommend this piece! Gracias, Jose!

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"Wonderful Our Lady of Guadalupe"

This was everything I had hoped for when I ordered it. It is a wonderful representation of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Very intricate carving and beautiful colors. I'm now hoping to get Saint Francis or Our Lady Help of Christians. Thank you!

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"So precious!"

Amazing colorful sculpture! So unusual and different depiction of St. Francis. Very typical Guatemalan influence.I love that St. Francis is holding a Quetzal bird. Its so beautiful and quality is exceptional and adds so much to our home. We love animals and it really is a blessing to have this sculpture in our home. It shipped fast considering it came from Guatemala and was so beautifully packaged and wrapped. A worry doll came with it and it was so lovely. So worth the cost and I know this will be a treasured family heirloom to pass on for many years. Very happy with our purchase and thank you Jose for the art you create, Its amazing!

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"Beautiful craftsmanship!"

It is one of my special pieces and looks beautiful in my living room.

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"So charming!"

I love looking at this lovely, colorful carving, and am so glad I got it. Jose Canil Ramos puts so much feeling into his work. It expresses so well the bond we share with other animal life. I treasure it!

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"Wondersful whitness to faith"

Wonderful color and craftsmanship. A nice conversation starter.

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"My Guatemalan Wife Loves This!"

My wife was born in Guatemala and immigrated to the USA as a teenager. Much of her family is still in Guatemala and this hand carved statue of St. Francis holding a Quetzal reminds her of home. Very colorful, very prominent, a good size for a table top or bookshelf type display. Excellent craftsmanship - at home in any decor.

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  • Occasion: Christmas

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"Heirloom quality collection"

Thank you Jose Canil Ramos for making these religious sculptures. The craftsmanship and artistry is of heirloom quality. I look at them everyday, and get such a feeling of peace. I have St. Francis with a Quetzal and St. Anthony and I am now planning on ordering more pieces. If you have a collection or want to start one, these are the ones to have. Thank you again Jose, for your God inspired work.

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"Wonderful"

Beautifully done.

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"This sculpture brings me great joy!"

I have always loved Guatemala, St. Francis, the quetzal and other birds, and dogs, so this sculpture is now one of my most treasured objects in my house. Thank you for such beautiful work!

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14 Testimonials for Jose Canil Ramos

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David

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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state college pa usa

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.
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