This character represents a Spanish spoiled boy, he is so lazy and foolish that no one takes him seriously. The word “Gracejo” means clown; Indigenous people mocked these abundant characters during the colonization. The traditional “Gracejo” masks have a big smile on their faces, extraordinary hair and sometimes an idiotic look on the eyes. Notice the gracefully carved teeth that give the piece the classic Gracejo look. Gold decorated teeth demonstrate the character’s social status, he is a wealthy man. Great hair carvings are highlighted by curls. Red dots on cheeks, forehead and nose indicate sunburn. Patina on the back denotes use. Please notice that the price includes FREE USPS Shipping!
Age: Approximately carved in the 1950’s.
Ethnic Group: K’iché
Origin: Santa Cruz del Quiché, El Quiché
Use: Baile Convite
Technique: hand carved at a Morería
Size: Approximately 9” x 5” x 7”