Nahual

Nahual

£650.00

An exquisite ‘nahual’ (pronounced [na’wal]) wood carving by artists Jesus and Roxana Hernandez of Oaxaca, Mexico. This imposing piece took 3 months to carve and paint. Decorated in their characteristic ‘scale’ pattern, it has skilfully inset glass eyes.

According to pre-hispanic traditions, a nahual is a human being who has the power to transform either spiritually or physically into an animal form. They are seen as protectors of the people and the natural resources.

Dimensions: 17cm (w) x 36cm (d) x 35cm (h)
Weight: 1.2kg

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