NOVICA Cedar Wood Mask, "Mystical Jaguar" | Home Decor Masks

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NOVICA Cedar Wood Mask, "Mystical Jaguar" | Home Decor Masks

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From El Salvadors Jaguar Archaeological Project, this mask evokes fierce mystical elegance. It replicates a sculpture found in …

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From El Salvadors Jaguar Archaeological Project, this mask evokes fierce mystical elegance. It replicates a sculpture found in the Ahuachapan Department. It is carved by hand from a cedar wood branch, for the Project is committed to preserving the environment and not cutting down trees. Painted details enhance the masks features including a protruding nose, exposed teeth and ornate eyes. br br Throughout El Salvador there have been found images depicting the jaguar with a crest, big mouth and fangs, as well as an inverted "u" shaped nostrils and swirling eyes. Known as i Balam /i or i Chac /i , according to Maya cosmogony the jaguar represents natures elements: water, earth, fire, and air. Maya shamans, priests and rulers used the jaguar as a symbol of authority and leadership. The upper part of the head usually represents life elements, and the lower part connotes a skeleton. Jaguar masks are believed to represent the transformation of a human into a being with magical powers.
Buy Cedar wood mask, 'Mystical Jaguar' today. Shop unique, award-winning Artisan treasures by NOVICA, the Impact Marketplace. Each original piece goes through a certification process to guarantee best value and premium quality.
0.4 lbs
5" H x 3.9" W x 1.9" D
Cedar wood
Eco-Friendly: carved from natural and sustainable wood
Hand-crafted item — color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
Wood grain and color can vary slightly
Museum replica(s)
Made in El Salvador.
Certified and shipped by our office in Central America

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