Guatemala Retablo with kites (Barriletes)

Collection Name: Scott Skinner Collection
Artist or Author: Unknown
Creation Year: 2010
Width: 15 1/2 inches open, 10 inches closed
Height: 11 inches
Summary: Retablo, folk painting from Guatemala shaped like the front of a church. When the doors are opened, the scene inside depicts numerous kites flying over a Guatemalan village. Retablo is made of scrap wood, probably pine.
Type: Kite Object or Accessory
Geographic: Guatemala
Kite Type: Figure, Flat
Significance: Art, Cultural
Images (click to open in viewer):
Retablo from Guatemala, barriletes in flight Back view of retablo from Guatemala