Carapan, Mexican Folk Art Gallery.
Green Turtle Alebrije Wood Carving from Oaxaca Mexico
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|
3.9 In / 10 cm
6.3 In / 16 cm
|MADE OF||Copal Wood|
|REGION||San Martín Tilcajete, Oaxaca, Mexico.|
Carved from a single block, hand painted.
|ARTIST||Fabián family Workshop.|
Signed by the artist at bottom
|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.|