Carapan, Mexican Folk Art Gallery.
Blue Ram Alebrije Oaxacan Wood Carving by Jimenez
ABOUT THIS ALEBRIJE
As shown in Coco, the movie; Zapotec indigenous people believe that every person has a guardian or spiritual guide. Such protectors are called Tonas and are linked to the qualities of a particular animal. This ram alebrije can be considered as a modern Tona: a symbol of endurance, perseverance and strength.
SIZE & TECHNICAL DATA
|HEIGHT||15.5cm / 6.10 In|
|LENGHT||10cm / 3.93 In|
|WIDTH||7cm / 2.7 In|
|APROX. WEIGHT||120gr / 4.23oz|
|MADE OF||Copal Wood|
|REGION||San Martín Tilcajete, Oaxaca|
|SPECIFICS||Sighed at bottom by the artist: Alberto Jimenez|
|COMMENTS||You may also refer to picture with rulers for size|
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