Blue Octopus Wooden Alebrije Oaxacan Folk Art

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This blue octopus Alebrije is an authentic Oaxacan Alebrije wood carving. It was hand crafted in San Martin Tilcajete, Oaxaca at the Hernandez family workshopIt was all carved from a single block of copal wood, which is a factor that is valued amongst collectors of Mexican folk art and will make your investment grow in time. Each tentacle is beautifully carved and decorated with the traditional Oaxacan Zapotec patterns. 
Such patterns, commonly known as "grecas"  can be found at the decoration of the pyramids of Mitla and Monte Albán. The grecas are so meticulously painted that an agave thorn was used is used instead of a brush for the thiner strokes.
Coco, the movie; did a thorough research and a beautiful representation of this Mexican tradition. 


HEIGHT 3.54In / 9cm
DIAMETER 7.87In / 20cm
APROX. WEIGHT 4.23 Oz / 120gr
MADE OF Copal Wood
REGION San Martin Tilcajete, Oaxaca
TECHNIQUE Carved from a single block of Copal Wood, hand painted
SKU WA2004
COMMENTS Signed at bottom by the artist: 

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