Carapan, Mexican Folk Art Gallery.
Mexican Wood Carving Rabbit Armadillo Surreal Alebrije 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 rabbit (ears, tail & hands) and an armadillo (body).
It was crafted from a single block of copal wood in San Martin Tilcajete, Oaxaca. Zapotec indigenous people did this outstanding wooden alebrije.This fantastic creature is 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 color palette is rich with purples, green and yellows over a predominant orange overall tone.
The beautiful painting and the excellent wood carving make this Oaxacan rabbit-armadillo 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||9.44 In / 24 cm|
6.3 In / 16cm
3.7 In / 9.5 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.|