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Carapan, Mexican Folk Art Gallery.

Blue Ram Alebrije Oaxacan Wood Carving by Jimenez

$95.00 USD
MT1902

 

ABOUT THIS ALEBRIJE 

This Ram Alebrije was  hand crafted in San Martín Tilcajete, Oaxaca at the Jimenez family workshopTheir Alebrijes are unique because instead of the traditional Zapotec patterns, they  decorate their Alebrijes with flowers.  The base dominant tone is blue.
Except for the ears and tail, The ram was carved from a single block of Copal Wood  from the copal tree, which is considered sacred by the Oaxacan Zapotec culture
 

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
ETHNIC GROUP Zapotec
SPECIFICS Sighed at bottom by the artist: Alberto Jimenez
SKU MT1902
COMMENTS You may also refer to picture with rulers for size 

 


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