Painted Guatemalan Slingshot

Mid-20th Century
W: 1.25" D: 1.0" H: 5.75"
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This petite wooden figure is actually a hand-carved slingshot created by a Maya artisan of Guatemala. Traditionally used to hunt small game, slingshot handles were carved of dense hardwoods into decorative forms such as animals, people, or mythical figures. A charming example of this folk craft, the painted slingshot is elevated for display on a custom steel mount.

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