Carapan, Mexican Folk Art Gallery.
Flowery Gazelle Alebrije Oaxacan Wood Carving
ABOUT THIS ALEBRIJE
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|
|REGION||San Martín Tilcajete, Oaxaca|
|SPECIFICS||Sighed at bottom by the artist: Alberto Jimenez|
|COMMENTS||You may also refer to picture with rulers for size|
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