This vintage group of four folk art santos was hand carved of wood and hand painted in Guatemala. Each one is unique, differing in height, weight, clothing and facial hair. Each was mounted with nails on a flat wooden stand and all but one have paper tags that state "100% WOOD MADE IN GUATEMALA" (applied for export purposes, useful for identification). Following are descriptions of them, left to right in the first photo:
** Wearing a yellow prayer shawl over a green and gold robe, has a black beard, 15 1/4 inches tall and about 3 1/4 inches across the widest point, 8.5 ounces in weight
** Wearing long red and blue robes trimmed in white, with no beard, 15 3/4 inches tall and 3 3/4 inches across the widest point, 11 ounces in weight
** Wearing red and blue robes trimmed in white and decorated with a cross, has a beard, 13 inches tall and 4 1/2 inches across the widest point, 15.1 ounces in weight
** Wearing green and red robes trimmed in white, with no beard and the only one without black hair, 16 inches tall and 3 3/4 inches across the widest point, 15.7 ounces in weight
The paint on these statues is flat with no gloss and the wood is rough, the details crudely but artistically carved. They are all in very good condition, able to stand on their own (but we would highly recommend museum putty like Quakehold to keep them from being tipped over). This is a fascinating, colorful quartet of Guatemalan folk art santos.