María de la Concepción Ramírez Mendoza was a peace activist from Guatemala and whose portrait appears on the Guatemalan 25 centavo coin, known as the choca. In 1959, at the age of 17, her portrait was chosen to feature on the 25-centavo coin as a result of a competition to find the 'prettiest indigenous woman' in Guatemala. Ramírez spoke out against political violence in Guatemala after the death of her father and husband. This painting is a proud tribute to indigenous women who spoke out against Guatemala's oppressive government.
Artist: David Guarcas
Vendor: Maria Guarcas (David's niece)
Size: 9" by 11"