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. Blond hair, sideburns, eyebrows, moustaches and beard are nicely carved. Notice the carved eyes and teeth that give the character a unique look. Patina on the mask’s interior and many layers of paint denote use in different festivals. Please notice that the price includes FREE USPS Shipping.
Age: Approximately carved in the 1970’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 11” x 4” x 6”