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Concepción Ramirez

Regular price $65.00 USD
Regular price Sale price $65.00 USD

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"