Carapan, Mexican Folk Art Gallery.
Owl Armadillo fusion Alebrije Oaxacan Wood Carving by Mexican Artist
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|
7.87 In / 20cm
8.26 In / 21 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.|