Old Wood slingshot approximately 5.7 inches long depicting a sports player
The Maya Indian men, particularly those in the altiplano around the town of Nahuala, carve wooden items for their daily use. Pipes and hondas (slingshots) are the items most commonly encountered.
This is very well-carved wooden slingshot depicting a sports player in an older style uniform, possibly for soccer. It is an older slingshot with a very nice patina obtained from age and handling, and retains remnants of the original paint showing a blue uniform. The prongs for attaching the rubber bands have been removed (they were probably on the top of the head), but the carving is a superb example of native folk art from over 50 years ago. Overall length is about 5.7 inches.
This is a very nicely-carved older honda.