Miami: La Ruta Maya Conservation Foundation, 2007. First edition. Hardcover. 279p., color plates, photos, dust jacket, wrps. New. Item #192301
"Las Hondas Guatemaltecas: The Guatemalan Slingshot" is the first complete study of Guatemalan slingshots, the first serious inquiry on the subject. Until now, this traditional craft has been valued only by a few collectors and by the craftsmen themselves. However, original forms and elaborate carvings using imagery derived from the animal kingdom, from Mayan and Catholic iconography, and from myths and historical events make them cultural artifacts. With this publication, this unique craft gains the importance it deserves.