Mahogany and Ebony Wood 'Pelican and Sailfish' Puzzle Box (Guatemala)

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ITEM#: 13927642

This handmade creation is offered in partnership with NOVICA, in association with National Geographic.

For this puzzle box, Guatemala's Francisco Mendoza carves the bird from mahogany wood and the fish from ebony wood in such a way that when the seven puzzle pieces are assembled, the creatures appear. Inside the handcrafted puzzle box are three drawers.

Product Features:
  • Colors: Tan, dark brown
  • Materials: Mahogany and ebony wood
  • Dimensions: 5.1 inches high x 6.5 inches long x 2.8 inches wide

Story Behind the Art:
Guatemala's Francisco Mendoza began designing and crafting puzzle boxes in 1990. 'In 1985 I worked as a bricklayer and my brother as a carpenter. He decided to immigrate to the US and left me two things: a lathe and a band saw. Feeling curious, I got a piece of wood and began to work on it. That's how my I carved my first piece and when a friend saw it, he offered to buy it. In a way you could say I fell into the world of wood crafts by coincidence. Every puzzle box I make has its own spirit and magic – they can hide a secret inside.'

What is Worldstock?

The handcrafted touch of artisan skill creates variations in color, size and design. If buying two of the same item, slight differences should be expected. Note: Color discrepancies may occur between this product and your computer screen.


Please allow 10 business days for the product to leave our warehouse and to receive tracking information. You should expect to receive this item within 15 business days.


Material Wood
Worldstock Country Guatemala
Accent Type Decorative Boxes
Color Brown, Multi
Dimensions 5.1 inches high x 6.5 inches long x 2.8 inches wide
Model Number 183485
Country of Origin Guatemala

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  • Not as striking as the photo
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    The box I received was exactly like the picture on the web site EXCEPT the wood colors are completely different. The colors are almost the same, so you can barely tell what it is. The sailfish is as depicted, but the pelican is also very dark wood. This is very unfortunate because it is very beautiful.

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