Sep
21

Puzzle Boxes from Guatemala


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Intricately carved wooden boxes with secret panels or special pieces that unlock secret compartments have fascinated and entertained people for centuries. These boxes have been found in most ancient civilizations including Egyptian, Chinese, Mayan, Indian and many others. The idea of a beautifully carved wooden sculpture that can be magically disassembled into a trinket box by taking it apart in a particular order seems to spark the imagination of anyone who sees it. This wooden puzzle gift box is the perfect housewarming or executive gift for those who love something a bit different.

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Turtle Puzzle Box from Guatemala

This beautifully carved turtle puzzle box definitely has the “Wow” factor! Upon first glance, it is a stunning wooden sculpture of a majestic turtle atop plants within a pond surrounded by reeds. Upon closer inspection, one notices that it is in actuality an intricately carved puzzle box. The pieces slide together beautifully and reveal hidden compartments – 4 in total, usable to store many small treasures. The workmanship of this incredible piece of art is amazing. It will become a centerpiece in any room. Handmade in Guatemala from mahogany, canxan and cachimbo woods.

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Beautiful Hummingbird Puzzle Box

For anyone who loves hummingbirds or simply a beautifully sculpted piece of art, this is an item you should definitely look at! Upon first glance, it is a stunning wooden sculpture of a lovely hummingbird hovering over a beautiful flower. But by sliding the hummingbird forward, the magic happens. The pieces slide apart beautifully and reveal hidden compartments – 4 in total, usable to store many small treasures. Handmade in Guatemala from mahogany, ebony, granadillo and guachipilin woods.

 

 

 



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