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Carapan, Mexican Folk Art Gallery.

Mexican Dog Alebrije Wood Carving Mexican For Art from Oaxaca

$750.00 USD



Coco, the movie; did a thorough research and a beautiful representation of this Mexican tradition in the movie Dante is a Xoloiscuintli that helps Miguel to cross to the word of the dead.
This Xoloescuintle dog Alebrije is an authentic Oaxacan Alebrije wood carving. It was hand crafted in Arrazola, Oaxaca at the Hernandez family workshop The dog is carved and decorated with the traditional Oaxacan Zapotec patterns. 
Such patterns, commonly known as "grecas"  can be found at the decoration of the pyramids of Mitla and Monte Albán. The grecas are so meticulously painted that an agave thorn was used is used instead of a brush for the thiner strokes.


HEIGHT 12.20In / 31cm
LENGHT 14.17In / 36cm
WIDTH 5.90 In / 15cm
APROX. WEIGHT 1.49lb / 680gr
MADE OF  Copal Wood
REGION Arrazola, Oaxaca
TECHNIQUE Carved from a single block of Copal Wood, hand painted.
COMMENTS Signed at bottom by the artists: Franco & Ramírez