Carapan, Mexican Folk Art Gallery.
Cow Head Alebrije Painted Oaxaca Zapotec Symbols Wood Carving.
About this Alebrije
This outstanding cow head wood carving Alebrije was crafted and hand painted in San Martín Tilcajete, Oaxaca.
It is beautifully decorated with a detailed geometric pattern of Zapotec symbols in mustard and purple tones. The ears, mouth and nose are decorated using a palette of turquoise and pink tones.
The carving is made from a single block Copal Wood, from the copal tree, which is considered sacred.
Coco, the movie depicts Alebrijes as spiritual guides based on their research on Zapotec indigenous culture from Oaxaca, origin of this amazing art.
|HEIGHT||7.67 In /19.5 Cm|
|LENGHT||11.8 In / 30 Cm.|
|WIDTH||2.24 In / 13.5 Cm.|
|APROX. WEIGHT||16.9 Oz / 460 gr.|
|MADE OF||Copal Wood|
|REGION||San Martín Tilcajete, Oaxaca, Mexico|
|TECHNIQUE||Hand carved, hand painted|
|COMMENTS||Made from a single block of wood|