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Carapan, Mexican Folk Art Gallery.

Owl Armadillo fusion Alebrije Oaxacan Wood Carving by Mexican Artist

$3,500.00 USD
MT2105

 

ABOUT THIS ALEBRIJE 

This Oaxacan wood carving is a fine sample of Mexican surrealism, color and magic. It is a fusion between an owl  (head) and an armadillo  (body).  The carving is outstanding with a perfectly crafted texture on the shell and a marvelous circular composition created by the gesture of the hand on the tail position, which is also a display of fine wood carving. It was made from a single block of copal wood in San Martin Tilcajete, Oaxaca. 
Zapotec indigenous people did this outstanding wooden alebrije.
The owl-armadillo alebrije 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 color  palette has a predominant brown tone on the body with a green on the shell that create the perfect contrast.   The beautiful painting and the excellent wood carving make this Oaxacan owl-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  8.26 In /  21 cm
LENGHT
 7.87 In / 20cm
WIDTH
 8.26 In /  21 cm
 MADE OF Copal Wood
REGION San Martín Tilcajete, Oaxaca, Mexico. 
TECHNIQUE
Carved from a single block, Hand painted
ARTIST Hernandez Workshop.
SPECIFICS
Signed by the artist at bottom
ETHNIC GROUP
Zapotec 


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