Mayan Midwife

Hand-Carved Wood Sculpture of a Mayan Woman from Guatemala

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Guatemalan artisan Nicolas Chavez Sojuel designs a sculpture to depict a Mayan midwife standing atop a base, carving it by hand of cedar wood. Small details, such as the decorations on her clothing, the jewelry she wears, and her elaborate headdress are realized with a keen eye. In ancient Mayan society, Mayan noblewomen and midwives often wore decorative headdresses in order to accommodate enlarged craniums due to body alteration practices.
  • Cedar wood
  • 3.60 lbs
  • 13.8 inches H x 6 inches W x 4.7 inches D
  • Made in Guatemala

Meet the Artist

Nicolas Chavez Sojuel