These charming handcarved wood maskette napkin rings are replicas of actual dance masks used in ceremonies by Mayan indigenous groups for hundreds of years. We have supplied thread cinches to bind them to napkins after the manner in which they are actually held against dancers' faces. The set of six consists of a bull, a deer, a monkey, a jaguar, and a Spaniard. Napkin rings are a delightful way to keep family members' napkins separate, especially if your family has chosen to eschew paper napkins, and use the same cloth napkins several meals in a row. They also make thoughtful, fascinating gifts.
The napkin rings are carved and painted by hand in Chichicastenanago, the most important marketplace in Guatemala since long before Columbus "discovered" America. It is the most important surviving city of the Quiché Mayan Indian tribe.
These folk art napkin rings will delight anyone interested in world cultures, vintage objects, and tribal art. They make wonderful hostess gifts and will provide dinner guests with a wealth of conversation.
Set of 6 units. MOQ 6 sets