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Carapan, Mexican Folk Art Gallery.

Crocodile Aligator Alebrije Oaxacan Wood Carving

$95.00 USD



This  fusion of  an Crocodile Aligator 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 1.57 In / 4 cm
LENGHT 8.66 In / 22 cm
WIDTH 3.54 In / 9 cm
MADE OF Copal Wood
San Martin Tilcajete, Oaxaca
Carved from a single block of Copal Wood, hand painted.
Signed at bottom by the artist:

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