Guatemalan antique dance masks
Antique Hand Carved Bull Torito Traditional Wooden Dance Mask from Guatemala
“For centuries, the indigenous people of Guatemala have produced extraordinary masks that show us the varied and colorful expressions of their culture. The purpose of the mask seems to be transformation, when one wears the mask the person acquires a completely new and different personality, becoming somebody else, a magical and unique experience.” * Torito Mask from the The Dance of El Costeno in Rabinal * Dimensions: 8" length x 5.75″ width (not including horns) * Good antique condition with visible signs of use * Polychromed cedar wood with natural horns & leather ears * 1980s ***We ship GLOBALLY with DHL!***
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Guatemalan masks
Antique Hand Carved Bull Torito Traditional Wooden Dance Mask SOLD
“For centuries, the indigenous people of Guatemala have produced extraordinary masks that show us the varied and colorful expressions of their culture. The purpose of the mask seems to be transformation, when one wears the mask the person acquires a completely new and different personality, becoming somebody else, a magical and unique experience.” * Torito Mask from Dance of the Torritos in the Quiche Highlands * Dimensions: 8" length x 5.75″ width * Good antique condition with visible signs of use * Polychromed cedar wood with horn * 1960/670 ***We ship GLOBALLY with DHL!***
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Guatemalan Dances
Antique Hand Carved Moro Dance Mask from Alta Verapaz, Guatemala
“For centuries, the indigenous people of Guatemala have produced extraordinary masks that show us the varied and colorful expressions of their culture. The purpose of the mask seems to be transformation, when one wears the mask the person acquires a completely new and different personality, becoming somebody else, a magical and unique experience.” *Moor Dance Mask used in Dance of the Moors & Christians from Department of Alta Verapaz *8" x 6.25" *Good antique condition *Hand-carved polychromed pinobette wood with glass eyes ***We ship GLOBALLY with DHL**
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Guatemalan handicrafts
Antique Hand Carved Patrona Traditional Wooden Dance Mask from Solola, Guatemala
“For centuries, the indigenous people of Guatemala have produced extraordinary masks that show us the varied and colorful expressions of their culture. The purpose of the mask seems to be transformation, when one wears the mask the person acquires a completely new and different personality, becoming somebody else, a magical and unique experience.” *Patrona Dance Mask used in the Patzcar Dance of Solola *7" x 6" *Good antique condition *Polychromed cedar wood ***We ship GLOBALLY with DHL***
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Guatemalan folk art and handicrafts
Antique Hand Carved Traditional Wooden San Simon/Maximon Altar Mask from Guatemala

“For centuries, the indigenous people of Guatemala have produced extraordinary masks that show us the varied and colorful expressions of their culture. The purpose of the mask seems to be transformation, when one wears the mask the person acquires a completely new and different personality, becoming somebody else, a magical and unique experience.” A wonderful vintage San Simon/Maximon mask that was worn on an idol in Escunitla, Guatemala. *It is polychromed mahogany mask with glass eyes that used and worshipped. *Dimensions: 8" L x 4.75"" W *In very good antique condition with nice patina and signs of use. Also known as Maximon, he plays an important role in the lives of many and is a fascinating figure found in Guatemala and elsewhere: The worship of San Simon/Maximón is thought to have begun around the time of the Spanish conquest, and since then it has grown in Central America and parts of Mexico as Catholicism took root. His selection as a folk saint by his devotees is a classic case of religious blending: San Simon/Maximon allows many Maya to keep their traditional rituals and ceremonies intact while at the same time participating in the dominant religion brought by the colonists. Also, the worship of Maximón gives people a way to pray for worldly and material goods (a practice not usually endorsed by the Roman Catholic Church) while enjoying cigars and rum. San Simon/Maximon is seen by his followers as being able to grant both good and evil requests: from helping to yield better crops, to finding true love, to recovering from an illness or accident, to taking revenge on an enemy. An ever evolving entity, the worship of Maximón differs greatly from person to person and from place to place. He can be seen as: deity, go-between, folk saint, compadre, seer, healer, avenger, sorcerer, traitor. His image can vary from a very primitive figure to an anglicized, dapper, well dressed, mustachioed gentleman in a black suit and sombrero: all with a propensity for smoking, drinking, and womanizing. ***We ship GLOBALLY with DHL**

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Guatemalan Folk Art
Antique Hand carved Vaquero Dance Mask from Joyabaj, Guatemala SOLD
“For centuries, the indigenous people of Guatemala have produced extraordinary masks that show us the varied and colorful expressions of their culture. The purpose of the mask seems to be transformation, when one wears the mask the person acquires a completely new and different personality, becoming somebody else, a magical and unique experience.” *vaquero mask used in the Dance Comapadres in Joyabaj, Guatemala *8" x 7" *Good antique condition *Polychrome pinobette wood with glass eyes & brand PP on inside of mask ***We ship GLOBALLY with DHL**
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Guatemalan folk art by Stephanie Jolluck
Antique Hand Carved Vaquero Traditional Wooden Dance Mask from Guatemala SOLD
“For centuries, the indigenous people of Guatemala have produced extraordinary masks that show us the varied and colorful expressions of their culture. The purpose of the mask seems to be transformation, when one wears the mask the person acquires a completely new and different personality, becoming somebody else, a magical and unique experience.” *Vaquero mask used in the Baile de Toritos/Vaqueros 1950s *7" x 5.5" *Good antique condition *Polychrome pinobette wood with glass eyes ***We ship GLOBALLY with DHL**
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Guatemalan folk art from Stephanie Jolluck of Coleccion Luna
Antique Hand-carved Culebra/Snake Guatemalan Dance Mask
“For centuries, the indigenous people of Guatemala have produced extraordinary masks that show us the varied and colorful expressions of their culture. The purpose of the mask seems to be transformation, when one wears the mask the person acquires a completely new and different personality, becoming somebody else, a magical and unique experience.” * Culebra/Snake Dance Mask from The Snake Dance at Santa Cruz del Quiche in the Quiche Highlands * Dimensions: 8" length x 6.5″ width * Good antique condition with visible signs of use * Polychromed cedar wood * 1920/30 ***We ship GLOBALLY with DHL**
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Antique Guatemalan Hand Slingshot
Antique Hand-carved Folk Art Guatemalan Hand Slingshot from Chajul – S O L D
*Dimensions: 6 1/4″ tall *Description: Good antique condition with very nice patina from Aldea Zetza, Chajul department of Quiche. *Materials: Conacaste wood We ship WORLDWIDE with DHL!!!
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Antique Handcarved San Simon/Maximon Shaman Altar Piece from Nahuala, Guatemala
Antique Handcarved San Simon/Maximon Shaman Altar Piece – SOLD
A wonderful vintage San Simon/Maximon piece that was used for a home altar. Handcarved in the the early 20th century in Nahula, Guatemala. It is polychromed handcarved cedar wood standing with a staffin its left hand indicating a sign of power/leadership. It is a rare piece because most of these figures are seated in chairs. It is in very good antique condition with some signs of use. Also known as Maximon, he plays an important role in the lives of many and is a fascinating figure found in Guatemala and elsewhere: The worship of San Simon/Maximón is thought to have begun around the time of the Spanish conquest, and since then it has grown in Central America and parts of Mexico as Catholicism took root. His selection as a folk saint by his devotees is a classic case of religious blending: San Simon/Maximon allows many Maya to keep their traditional rituals and ceremonies intact while at the same time participating in the dominant religion brought by the colonists. Also, the worship of Maximón gives people a way to pray for worldly and material goods (a practice not usually endorsed by the Roman Catholic Church) while enjoying cigars and rum. San Simon/Maximon is seen by his followers as being able to grant both good and evil requests: from helping to yield better crops, to finding true love, to recovering from an illness or accident, to taking revenge on an enemy. An ever evolving entity, the worship of Maximón differs greatly from person to person and from place to place. He can be seen as: deity, go-between, folk saint, compadre, seer, healer, avenger, sorcerer, traitor. His image can vary from a very primitive figure to an anglicized, dapper, well dressed, mustachioed gentleman in a black suit and sombrero: all with a propensity for smoking, drinking, and womanizing. Dimensions: 12" x 4" x 3.5" ***We ship GLOBALLY with DHL**
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Guatemalan ethnographic art
Antique Handcrafted Guatemalan Wood-Carving Folk Art Lion Slingshot
Wonderful Antique Handcrafted Guatemalan Wooden Lion Slingshot The Guatemalan slingshot is a traditional handicraft whose elaborate carvings use imagery from the animal kingdom, Mayan and Catholic iconography, myths, and historic events. They are used to hunt birds and other small creatures.
*Lion figure with blue beads eyes
*Materials: Cedar wood *Dimensions: 7" x 1.5" ***We ship GLOBALLY with DHL!***
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Guatemalan dance mask
Antique Handcrafted Guatemalan Woodcarving Christian/Moor Traditional Dance Mask SOLD
“For centuries, the indigenous people of Guatemala have produced extraordinary masks that show us the varied and colorful expressions of their culture. The purpose of the mask seems to be transformation, when one wears the mask the person acquires a completely new and different personality, becoming somebody else, a magical and unique experience.” * Dimensions: 8" length x 6 3/4″ width * Very good antique condition with visible signs of use * 1940/50s * Moor/Christian Mask from Ciudad Vieja, Sacatepequez Guatemala This piece was used many times in the Dance of the Moors and Christians and Baile Los siete Pares de Francia. *Materials: Polychromed cedar wood with a tin repair. ***We ship GLOBALLY with DHL!***
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Antique Handcrafted Guatemalan Woodcarving Female Figure Slingshot
Antique Handcrafted Guatemalan Woodcarving Female Figure Slingshot SOLD
Antique Handcrafted Guatemalan Female FigureSlingshot The Guatemalan slingshot is a traditional handicraft whose elaborate carvings use imagery from the animal kingdom, Mayan and Catholic iconography, myths, and historic events. They are used to hunt birds and other small creatures. *Excellent, antique condition *Materials: Hand carved cedar wood *Dimensions: 7.5″ tall ***We ship GLOBALLY with DHL!***
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Guatemalan folk art
Antique Handcrafted Guatemalan Woodcarving Mayan Man Slingshot SOLD
Antique Handcrafted Guatemalan Mayan Man Slingshot The Guatemalan slingshot is a traditional handicraft whose elaborate carvings use imagery from the animal kingdom, Mayan and Catholic iconography, myths, and historic events. They are used to hunt birds and other small creatures. *Excellent, antique condition *Materials: Hand carved painted wood with slingshot still attched *Dimensions: 7” high ***We ship GLOBALLY with DHL!***
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Guatemalan folk art
Antique Handcrafted Guatemalan Woodcarving Skelton Folk Art Slingshot
Antique Handcrafted Guatemalan Monkey Slingshot The Guatemalan slingshot is a traditional handicraft whose elaborate carvings use imagery from the animal kingdom, Mayan and Catholic iconography, myths, and historic events. They are used to hunt birds and other small creatures. *Excellent, antique condition *Materials: Hand carved wood *Dimensions: 6.5” high ***We ship GLOBALLY with DHL!***
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