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Artist: Karen Ortiz Zotaminga

Technique: Acrylic on canvas
Measures: 100 x 80 Cms
Year: 2023
Country: Ecuador
Price: USD $1.800,00


    Legend of the “CARBUNCO”


    The Carbunco is a legend typical of the Ecuadorian mountains, where the Carbunco is described as a hybrid cat with a jewel embedded in its forehead. Its mission is to protect the metals and treasures not delivered to the Spanish to return them to the descendants of the indigenous people.


    It is said that this animal usually goes out at night in wooded and solitary areas, occasionally it shows itself to people to give them a golden ball embedded with precious stones that come out of its forehead, but if the person receiving this gift is ambitious the carbuncle disappears the stone and emits flashes of light that will leave the person paralyzed and even blind.




    In the 1500s during the Spanish conquest, veins of gold and other minerals and metals were discovered and explored that have been extracted and promoted by the governments in power to this day.


    Carbunco is born from the need of the inhabitants of mining areas as caretakers of their hills, rivers and forests where these minerals that intend to be exploited are found.


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