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Moro Barba Verde

Antique Green Chin Moor

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  • Antique Green Chin Moor
  • Antique Green Chin Moor
  • Antique Green Chin Moor
  • Antique Green Chin Moor
  • Antique Green Chin Moor
  • Antique Green Chin Moor
  • Antique Green Chin Moor

The following item belongs to the range of “Antique and Rare Items of the Casa de Artes’ Treasures Series”. This item can only be purchased online using PAYPAL or a US Dollar Check sent to our P.O. Box address in Florida, USA. For buying instructions please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. ----During the Moors & Christians dance, Christians will fight Moors representing the Crusade battles in Europe. Spaniards brought the dance to Guatemala telling tall tales about their victory over the Muslim Invasion. The Dance is sometimes called “12 Pares de Francia - 12 Pairs of France”, in a reference to Charlemagne and the Catholic overcome. Guatemalan Ceremonial Mask Dances are performed to honour both Catholic and Mayan Deities. The Christian side is represented with blond hair; meanwhile the Moors are portrayed with black hair. This piece has extraordinary hair carvings, painted eyebrows and eyes that give the piece a stunning look. A green painted chin reflects the recently shaved beard; the face is framed with a green line as a reference to the typical armour used during Medieval Times. Notice the incredible patina on the back denotes use. 

Age: Approximately carved in the late 1800’s.
Ethnic Group: K’iché Achí
Origin: Rabinal, Baja Verapaz
Materials: Wood
Use: Moors & Christians Dance
Technique: hand carved at a Morería
Size: Approximately 7” x 4” x 6”
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