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Carapan, Mexican Folk Art Gallery.

Black & White Elephant Alebrije Wood Carving

$900.00 USD
MT1902

 

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. 
TECHNIQUE
Carved from a single block, Hand painted
SPECIFICS
Signed, detachable tail. 
ETHNIC GROUP
Zapotec 
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