Carapan, Mexican Folk Art Gallery.
Oaxacan Etched Gourd Mexican Painting with Danzon Mixteco Party
ABOUT THIS OAXACAN ETCHED GOURD
This alluring etched gourd depicts the performance of a Danzón, the traditional music of one of the main regions of Oaxaca; the Mixteca Oaxaqueña.
The aesthetics of the gourd is simple and beautiful: the scenario is not a dancing hall nor a sumptuous place, but the yard outside the houses of the village under a sky plenty of stars. A party scenario beautifully represented where men and women gather to dance, sing, play and drink. The border of the gourd is decorated by a band of flying birds that remind us of the other side: the day after the party night.
The piece is signed at the bottom by Marco Antonio Cruz Santiago, a skilled artist who knew how to observe and share the beauty of the every day life of he Mixtec People.
|DIAMETER||8.26 In /21 cm .|
|WIDTH||3.54 In / 9 cm.|
|APROX. WEIGHT||4.75 Oz /135 gr.|
|REGION||Pinotepa de don Luis, Oaxaca.|
|AUTHOR||Marco Antonio Cruz|
|CARE||Clean with a soft dry cloth|
|SPECIFICS||Signed by the artist|