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Product ID: 207419

Unique Archaeological Jade Mask, "Zapotec Rain God"

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By Ruben and Gilda Perez, this beautiful mask depicts a bat, considered a rain... more

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By Ruben and Gilda Perez, this beautiful mask depicts a bat, considered a rain god by both the Aztec and Maya cultures. During the dry season, masks such as this were used as a means of communication between humans and the deity in a request for rain. The artisans work in jade and stucco, carefully crafting a replica of a Mexican archaeological piece found in the Zapotec site of Monte Alban, Oaxaca. These replicas can take some seven days to complete. It arrives with a brass and pinewood display stand, and can also be displayed on the wall.

  • 0.63 kgs
  • 1.4 lbs
  • 25 cm H x 12.7 cm W x 11.43 cm D
  • 9.75" H x 5" W x 4.5" D

  • Jade, stucco, pinewood and brass
  • Display stand included
  • Some assembly required
  • Museum replica(s)
  • Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
  • Made in Guatemala.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in Central Americaicon info
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125

From Canada

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05/24/2020

"so beautiful and COOL!"

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wonderful earrings, the jade does indeed have a cool, calming , effect! I enjoyed watching the video of how they were made, abrazos from Canada, thank you for your excellent work!

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05/15/2020

"Unique and stunning accessory"

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Beautiful.

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05/15/2020

"Go-to earrings"

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These are beautiful. They were accurately described.Definitely will be go-to earrings from jeans to the little black dress. Buy-you will not be disappointed!

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05/11/2020

"Beautiful"

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Wonderfully made, stunning

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04/27/2020

"Beautiful!"

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This are absolutely beautiful. Well made and perfect size!..You wont be disappointed!

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04/17/2020

"This ring is great"

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Awesome ring and very comfortable to wear.

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Your Purchase Makes a Difference!

One of Ruben and Gilda's assistants was in a motorcycle accident several years ago. He injured his foot, which left him without a job. Ruben and Gilda have hired this man with pride as he is a hard worker and a great asset to their team.

Ruben and Gilda's parents taught them the value of hard work and that art is an expression of culture. Many of their designs include jade, which was highly valued by ancient civilizations in the area and used as ornaments, tools, and burial artifacts. Their artwork is often a reflection of Guatemalan culture and they used techniques passed down over generations.

Thanks to their hard work and partnership with NOVICA, Ruben and Gilda have been able to build their own house and support their children's education. They hope to continue to grow their sales through NOVICA so they do not have to seek out other, more complicated markets.

Ruben and Gilda Perez has received 8 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $400 and the most recent for $5000. Proceeds were used to invest in a bulk purchase of silver to craft jewelry for the holiday season.

Their youngest son faces many health challenges but every day they work to give him a normal life without limitations. Ruben and Gilda are amazing parents who strive everyday to give their children the best life possible.

Ruben and Gilda are both very supportive of their children and will continue to support their education with the goal of them both being successful professionals.

Ruben and Gilda have received letters of recognition from universities including Galileo University. They were also awarded 2nd place in a USAC fair.

Ruben and Gilda have two children they support — Brandon Jose and Ruben Alejandro — who are both under the age of 18 and attending school.

They have assistants who help them with their jewelry.

 
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