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Carapan, Mexican Folk Art Gallery.

Elephant Oaxacan Wood Carving Coco Style Alebrije

$2,400.00 USD
MT2102

 

ABOUT THIS ALEBRIJE 

This is an authentic Oaxacan wood carving. It depicts an Elephant in a moving forward attitude with its horn lifted up and two big fangs on display. Except for its fangs, It was crafted from a single block of copal wood in San Martin Tilcajete, Oaxaca.  Zapotec indigenous people did this outstanding wooden alebrije.

The elephant is beautifully decorated with traditional patterns. Such decorative patterns, commonly known as "grecas"  can be found at the pyramids of Mitla and Monte Alban, benchmark of the pre hispanic Zapotec civilization. The grecas are so meticulously painted, that an agave cactus thorn was used instead of a brush for the thiner strokes.

The beautiful painting and the excellent wood carving make this Oaxacan elephant alebrije  collectible, unique and valuable.

Coco, the movie; did a thorough research and a beautiful representation of the  Mexican tradition of Alebrijes. in the movie, Alebrijes are part of a tale in which Miguel crosses to the world of the dead with the help of a Dante, a Xoloiscuintli dog.

HEIGHT   11.8 In /  30cm
LENGHT
 9.8In / 25cm
WIDTH
4.9 In / 12.5 cm
 MADE OF Copal Wood
REGION San Martín Tilcajete, Oaxaca, Mexico. 
TECHNIQUE
Carved from a single block, Hand painted
ARTIST Hernandez Workshop
SPECIFICS
Signed by the artist at bottom
ETHNIC GROUP
Zapotec 


 Handling time 1 to 3 business days
Delivery time  5 to 7 business days.