This piece has an elegant black background highlighted by a white snout and red painted eyes. A delicate nose is decorated with fine low relieve carved holes. Notice the big eyes surrounded by red circles that combined with masterly carved ears with red details give the piece a special look. The back shows the Diego Buchan Morería sign “DB”. Monkeys are present in almost every Ceremonial Dance; they act as buffoons and have the important roll of collecting money from the public for the Religious Brotherhood that sponsors the event. Please notice that the price includes FREE USPS Shipping.
Age: Approximately carved in the 1980’s.
Ethnic Group: K’iché
Origin: Santa Cruz del Quiche, El Quiché
Use: Deer Dance, Baile Convite
Technique: hand carved at a Morería
Size: Approximately 6.5” x 5” x 8”