This piece has an elegant black background highlighted by a white face and black nose. A delicate snout is decorated with fine horse hair made moustaches. Notice the big glass eyes that combined with masterly carved ears give the piece a special look. Patina on the back denotes use. Monkeys are present in almost every Ceremonial Dance; they act as buffoons and have the important roll of collecting money from the public for the Religious Brotherhood that sponsors the event. Please notice that the price includes FREE USPS Shipping.
Age: Approximately carved in the 1960’s.
Ethnic Group: K’iché
Origin: Santa Cruz del Quiché, El Quiché
Use: Deer Dance, Baile Convite
Technique: hand carved at a Morería
Size: Approximately 7” x 6.5” x 5”