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Large Keel-billed Toucan Sculpture

The Solentiname islanders of Lake Cocibolca (Lake Nicaragua) are primarily fishing and farming people. Almost all of them are also artists going back several generations! Among these island residents, the talent and urge to express themsleves artistically convinced a local priest (who has been living and serving among them for years and who is ex-Minister of Culture of the revolutionary Sandinista government after taking power in 1979), Ernesto Cardinal, to guide artists in their technique and promote their talents beyond their lake. Solentiname arts have become rather well known internationally among folk art collectors and academicians. These oil painters and folk sculpture carvers have created their own ‘school’ of expression – the distinct Nicaraguan Solentiname style.

This striking large sculpture is a carved and painted work in balsa wood depicting a proud keel-billed toucan perched on a base. Its base features a wonderfully detailed waterfall and surrounding forest.

Size: 1.25 meter tall

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Weight 2.9 kg