The Dance of “El Costeño” tells the story of highlanders that go to the Pacific Coast during the crop season to earn an extra income. Since the coast is warmer, their skin turns red. This character is called “Cargador” and carries heavy loads on his back. The trademark of these characters is the nicely carved hair, but specially a nice curl. Notice the gracefully black painted eyebrows and that highlight the black eyes. A tiny nose and mouth carving give the piece a special look. The lower chin has small natural wood cracks. Patina on the back denotes use. Please notice that the price includes FREE USPS Shipping!
Age: Approximately carved in the 1960’s.
Ethnic Group: K’iché Achí
Origin: Rabinal,Baja Verapaz
Use: Dance of El Costeño
Technique: hand carved at a Morería
Size: Approximately 7” x 6” x 4”