Carapan, Mexican Folk Art Gallery.
Mexican Alebrije Bull Dragon Surreal Wood Carving from Oaxaca
ABOUT THIS ALEBRIJE
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
Signed by the artist at bottom
|Handling time||1 to 3 business days|
|Delivery time||5 to 7 business days.|