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Carapan, Mexican Folk Art Gallery.

Gazelle Alebrije Oaxacan Wood Carving by Jimenez

$250.00 USD
MT1922

 

ABOUT THIS ALEBRIJE 

This gazelle Oaxacan Alebrije wood carving  was crafted in San Martín Tilcajete, Oaxaca at the renowned 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. However, each of the Jimenez brothers has a unique style. You can notice that by comparing this gazelle crafted by Cándido with the other one displayed in our gallery, made by Alberto. 

The horns, and ears are detachable to facilitate transportation. The  gazelle was all made 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 35cm / 13.77 In
LENGHT 27cm / 10.62 In
WIDTH 18cm / 7.08 In
APROX. WEIGHT 180gr / 6.34 oz
MADE OF Wood
REGION San Martín Tilcajete, Oaxaca
TECHNIQUE
Hand Carved of Copal Wood & Hand painted
ETHNIC GROUP
Zapotec
SPECIFICS Sighed at bottom by the artist: Alberto Jimenez
COMMENTS You may also refer to picture with rulers for size 


 

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