Mexican Alebrije Bull Dragon Surreal Wood Carving from Oaxaca

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This Oaxacan wood carving is a fine sample of Mexican surrealism, color and magic. It is a fusion between a bull (head) and a dragon (body). Instead of ears it has a pair of wings on display. Except for the 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 fantastic creature was 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  palette is  colorful and the wood carving is outstanding, specially on the tail and horns.  The beautiful painting and the excellent wood carving make this Oaxacan bull-ram-dragon fusion 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  8.66 In /  22 cm
 7.87 In / 20 cm
7.28 In / 18.5 cm
 MADE OF Copal Wood
REGION San Martín Tilcajete, Oaxaca, Mexico. 
Carved from a single block, Hand painted
ARTIST Hernandez Workshop.
Signed by the artist at bottom

 Handling time 1 to 3 business days
Delivery time  5 to 7 business days.