This bench is unusual in the 15 foot length. It was part of a Holy House in Todo Santos, Guatemala where the Cofradia ( a religious fraternity or sorority) would meet. It has a table matching in length that was with it in the Cofradia. This rustic bench shows the hand of the carpenter who made it, as the machete marks that carved out the back plank are still visible. Seat and back are a single board of each. Mortise and tenon construction. It is amazingly comfortable for a hard bench. Sturdy and functional. The cypress wood has a good patina.
This piece would do well outside under a covered porch. Early 20th c