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Carapan, Mexican Folk Art Gallery.

Green Turtle Alebrije Wood Carving from Oaxaca Mexico

$400.00 USD
MT2115

 

ABOUT THIS ALEBRIJE 

This Oaxacan wood carving is a fine sample of Mexican creativity and talent. It is a turtle beautifully painted with a green and brown palette. 
Except for the dettachable tail and ears, It was crafted from a single block of copal wood in San Martin Tilcajete, Oaxaca.  Zapotec indigenous people did this outstanding wooden alebrije.
The turtle is beautifully decorated with traditional patterns known as grecas. The grecas are so meticulously painted, that an agave cactus thorn was used instead of a brush for the thiner strokes. 
The beautiful painting and the excellent wood carving make this turtle alebrije  collectible, 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 3.9  In / 10 cm
LENGHT
 3.9  In / 10 cm
WIDTH
 6.3 In / 16 cm
 MADE OF Copal Wood
REGION San Martín Tilcajete, Oaxaca, Mexico. 
TECHNIQUE
Carved from a single block, hand painted. 
ARTIST Fabián family Workshop.
SPECIFICS
Signed by the artist at bottom
ETHNIC GROUP
Zapotec 


 Handling time 1 to 3 business days
Delivery time  15 to 25 business days
Carrier & Service USPS International shipping from Mexico.
Other Shipping Options DHL express shipping. Quotation on request.