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Carapan, Mexican Folk Art Gallery.

Jaguar Coco Style Alebrije Oaxacan Wood Carving

$1,950.00 USD
WA2001

 

ABOUT THIS ALEBRIJE 

This is an authentic Oaxacan wood carving. It depicts a jaguar, the sacred animal for the Meso American civilizations. It was crafted from a single block of colorin wood in San Martin Tilcajete, Oaxaca.  Zapotec indigenous people did this outstanding wooden alebrije.

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The jaguar is beautifully 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 beautiful painting and the excellent wood carving make this Oaxacan jaguar 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   7.48 In /  19cm.
LENGHT
 24.4 In / 62cm.
WIDTH
7.48 In / 19cm.
 MADE OF Colorin Wood
REGION San Martín Tilcajete, Oaxaca, Mexico. 
TECHNIQUE
Carved from a single block, Hand painted
SPECIFICS
Signed by the artist at bottom
ETHNIC GROUP
Zapotec