Carapan, Mexican Folk Art Gallery.
Black & White Elephant Alebrije Wood Carving
ABOUT THIS ALEBRIJE
This black and white Elephant Alebrije has a mesmerizing decoration. It was all hand painted using an Agave cactus thorn for the finest strokes. The elephant was crafted from a single block of copal wood in San Martin Tilcajete, Oaxaca.
Due to the quality of its painting, this alebrije is one of the finest in our collection An authentic Oaxacan wood carving made of copal wood.
The beautiful painting and the excellent wood carving make this Oaxacan elephant alebrije 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||7.48 In/ 19cm|
|LENGHT||7.87 In/ 20cm|
|WIDTH||3.54 In/ 9cm|
|APROX. WEIGHT||12.7 Oz / 360gr|
|MADE OF||Copal Wood|
|REGION||San Martín Tilcajete, Oaxaca, Mexico.|
Carved from a single block, Hand painted
Signed, detachable tail.