Green Eyed Mexican Jaguar Head Wood Carving

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This is an authentic Oaxacan wood carving. It depicts a jaguar, the sacred animal for the Mesomerican civilizations considered as a symbol of power and prosperity by indigenous cultures. 

It was crafted from a single block of copal wood in  Oaxaca, México. The jaguar is beautifully painted in blue and white tones with green eyes and 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 jaguar has a small hole at the bottom for wall hanging.

The beautiful painting and the excellent wood carving make this Oaxacan jaguar head alebrije unique and valuable.

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.

HEIGHT 5 In/ 12.5 cm 
LENGHT 4.7 In/ 12 cm 
WIDTH 4.11  In/ 10.5cm 
MADE OF Copal Wood
REGION San Martín Tilcajete, Oaxaca, Mexico. 
Carved from a single block, Hand painted
Signed by artist's workshop at bottom

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