This rare piece has an elegant black background highlighted with red lines with a graceful “Jocote” – a sour tropical fruit unique to the Guatemalan Highlands, in his mouth; he will eat all day long on the top of the tree and throw the seeds to the other animals, disturbing and annoying them. Notice the brown painted eyes that combined with masterly carved nose and mouth 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 1980’s.
Ethnic Group: Kakchiquel
Origin: Ciudad Vieja, Sacatepéquez
Use: Deer Dance, Baile Convite, 24 Devils Dance
Technique: hand carved at a Morería
Size: Approximately 9” x 7” x 5”