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Carapan, Mexican Folk Art Gallery.

Colorful Armadillo Alebrije Oaxacan Wood Carving

$225.00 USD
MT2131

 

ABOUT THIS ALEBRIJE 

This is an authentic Oaxacan wood carving. It depicts an Armadillo in a beautiful multi color palette. It was crafted from a single block of cooak wood in San Martin Tilcajete, Oaxaca.  Zapotec indigenous people did this outstanding wooden alebrije.

The armadillo is beautifully decorated with traditional patterns. Such decorative patterns, commonly known as "grecas"  can be found at the pyramids of Mitla and Monte Alban, benchmark of the pre hispanic Zapotec civilization. The grecas are so meticulously painted, that an agave cactus thorn was used instead of a brush for the thiner strokes.

The beautiful painting and the excellent wood carving make this Oaxacan armadillo 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  3.14  In /  8 cm
LENGHT
 5.7 In / 14.5 cm
WIDTH
2.36 In / 6 cm
 MADE OF Copal Wood
REGION San Martín Tilcajete, Oaxaca, Mexico. 
TECHNIQUE
Carved from a single block, Hand painted
SPECIFICS
Signed by the artist at bottom
ETHNIC GROUP
Zapotec 

 

 

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 Handling time 1 to 3 business days
Delivery time  15 to 25 business days. 
Carrier & Service USPS International shipping from Mexico.
Other Shipping Options DHL express shipping. Quotation on request.