The Dance of “El Costeño” tells the story of highlanders that go to the Pacific Coast during the harvest 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 in the middle of the head. Notice the gracefully black painted eyelashes and eyebrows that highlight the black eyes. A small nose and mouth carving give the piece a special look. 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 Achi
Origin: Rabinal, Baja Verapaz
Use: Dance of El Costeño
Technique: Hand carved at a Morería
Size: Approximately 7” x 9” x 5”