This piece has an elegant black background highlighted by a white snout and white painted plastic movable eyes. A delicate nose is decorated with fine low relieve carved holes. Notice the masterly carved ears that give the piece a special look. 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 1970’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 4.5” x 8”