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Carapan, Mexican Folk Art Gallery.

Dante Xoloitzcuintle Dog Coco Style Alebrije Oaxacan Wood Carving

$225.00 USD
MT2123

 

ABOUT THIS ALEBRIJE 

This is an authentic Oaxacan wood carving. It depicts a Xoloitzcuintle dog, the sacred animal of the Aztecs that helped to cross to the Mictlan after death. Except for the wings, It was crafted from a single block of copal wood in San Martin Tilcajete, Oaxaca.  Zapotec indigenous people did this outstanding wooden alebrije.
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.

The Xoloitzcuintle dog 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 Xoloitzcuintle dog  alebrije unique and valuable.


HEIGHT   5 In / 12.7 cm.
LENGHT
 4.33  In / 11 cm.
WIDTH
 4.52 In / 11.5 cm.
 MADE OF Copal Wood
REGION San Martín Tilcajete, Oaxaca, Mexico. 
TECHNIQUE
Dettachable wings , Hand painted
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.
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