Carapan, Mexican Folk Art Gallery.
Blue Eagle Alebrije Oaxacan Wood Carving Hand Painted
ABOUT THIS ALEBRIJE
A beautifully painted Eagle alebrije hand painted & carved from a single block of Copal Wood in San Martín Tilcajete, Oaxaca.
The alebrije is fully decorated with traditional patterns called gregcas, which can be found at the pyramids of Mitla and Monte Alban, benchmark of the pre hispanic indigenous Zapotec civilization. The grecas are so meticulously painted, that an agave cactus thorn was used instead of a brush for the thiner strokes.
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||6.7 In / 17Cm|
|LENGHT||5.51 In / 14Cm|
|WIDTH||3.93 In / 10 Cm|
|MADE OF||Copal Wood|
|REGION||San Martín Tilcajete, Oaxaca, Mexico.|
Carved from a single block, Hand painted
Signed by the artist at bottom