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Carapan, Mexican Folk Art Gallery.

Flowery Gazelle Alebrije Oaxacan Wood Carving

$280.00 USD
MT1921

 

ABOUT THIS ALEBRIJE 

This gazelle is an authentic Oaxacan Alebrije wood carving. It was crafted in San Martín Tilcajete, Oaxaca at the Jimenez family workshop
Alebrijes painted by the Jimenez family are unique because instead of the traditional Zapotec patterns, they are beautifully decorated with flowers. Such flowery decoration and the artist´s signature are unequivocal sighs that this gazelle is an authentic Alebrije crafted at the renowned Jimenez workshop.

The horns, ears and tail are detachable to facilitate transportation. The rest of the gazelle was all carved from a single block of copal wood from the copal tree, which is considered sacred by the Oaxacan Zapotec culture

As shown in Coco, the movie; Zapotec indigenous people believe that every person has a guardian or spiritual guide. Such protectors are called Tonas and are linked to the qualities of a particular animal. This gazelle alebrije can be considered as a modern Tona: a symbol of mindfulness, peace and grace. 

 

SIZE & TECHNICAL DATA 

HEIGHT 47cm / 18.50 In
LENGHT 17cm / 6.69 In
WIDTH 8cm / 3.14 In
APROX. WEIGHT 540gr / 19.04 oz
MADE OF Wood
REGION San Martín Tilcajete, Oaxaca
ETHNIC GROUP Zapotec
SKU MT1902
SPECIFICS Sighed at bottom by the artist: Alberto Jimenez
COMMENTS You may also refer to picture with rulers for size 

 

 

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