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Georges Laratte, was born in Cap-Haitien, Haiti on April 23, 1933. He began his career as a pottery at an early age. He took courses at the Foundation Vincent in 1957, specializing in Ceramics. In the early 1960's, he turned to wood sculpture and capture the admiration of the public, collectors, and many interior decorators. January 1, 1973, he began working with stone after he had a dream from the spirits. A voice commanded him to pick up rocks along the riverbeds and seashore and free the spirits imprisoned in them. Since this dream, Laratte has worked exclusively with stones.
”This elegant handmade, beautiful wooden sculpture has been skillfully crafted by Georges Laratte. It is a depiction of a mambo holding an ason. The ason is made from a hollow calabash gourd.The outside of the gourd is decorated with several strands of beads in bright colors. The sculpture is hand signed by the sculptor Laratte on the base, measures 5''x8''x2'', it is fully guaranteed to be the original work of the artist.”/p>