Wood Figurine Sculpture Crafted by Hand, "Jaguar Divinity"
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Jose Canil sculpts the image of a snarling jaguar honoring the beliefs of the ancient Maya people. "The jaguar was regarded as the god protector of fields and harvests, so nobody harmed it. The jaguar would be honored at the start of the sowing season. I love carving jaguar figures and masks, it reminds me of my Maya ancestors," says the Guatemalan artisan. He carves the pinewood figurine by hand and paints it with admirable realism. According to Maya cosmogony, the jaguar symbolizes strength and vigor as well as feminine energy.
The legs and tail 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.
"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!!!!
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