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Carapan, Mexican Folk Art Gallery.

Kangaroo Alebrije Oaxacan Wood Carving with Zapotec Patterns

$3,200.00 USD
WA2009

 

ABOUT THIS ALEBRIJE 

This Kangaroo Alebrije is an authentic Oaxacan wood carving. It was crafted from a single block of copal wood in San Martin Tilcajete, Oaxaca. Copal tree is considered sacred by the Zapotec indigenous people that make these outstanding wooden alebrijes.
The Kangaroo is meticulously decorated with traditional patterns over a predominant turquoise blue background. 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 kangaroo 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 13.38 In /  34cm
LENGHT 8.66 In /  22cm
WIDTH 5.5 In / 14cm
APROX. WEIGHT 18.8 Oz /530gr
MADE OF Copal 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

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