This hand carved piece of Mayan folk art is a jaguar with jointed arms and legs that is sitting on a tricycle. It is rustic and primitive but at the same time it is engaging and whimsical. The Jaguar's coat is a brown-orange with details in contrasting colors. Look closely at the ferocious teeth.
Jody purchased this on her 2022 trip to Guatemala. It was made by Antonio who lives in the central highlands of Guatemala and has lived most of his life as a subsistence farmer. Antonio doesn't have internet access or a phone but over the years Jody and Mary Anne have connected many times with him. He appears without notice or fanfare. He always has some incredible, very special pieces that he made and is willing to sell. Antonio speaks K'iche which is a Mayan language that is the second most widely spoken language in Guatemala after Spanish.
This piece is a treasure.
- Measures: 11.5" tall x 7" width x 8.5" deep
- Hand carved wood
- Can be shipped to customer mid-April
Care: Dust with soft cloth
Country of Origin: Guatemala