The Ajitz is a wizard or shaman that can tell the future by throwing magical beans. People will bring offerings to him like food, beverage, cigars or money and he will read the future in his oracle. The red color has a cosmic significance for the Mayan Culture. The character had blond hair that was later painted black by the Moreria owners in order to transform the character into a Maya Warrior. Sideburns, eyebrows and moustaches are nicely carved. Notice the gracefully painted eyebrows that highlight the beautiful blue painted eyes. Â Golden teeth tell us about the social status of this recently transformed Warrior. Patina on the backside 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: Dance of the Conquest, Deer Dance
Technique: hand carved at a Morería
Size: Approximately 8” x 7” x 5”