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Carapan, Mexican Folk Art Gallery.

Small Colorful Owl Alebrije Oaxacan Wood Carving

$125.00 USD



This is an authentic Oaxacan wood carving. It depicts a colorful owl beautifully decorated with a zapotec grecas pattern.  It was crafted from a single block of copal wood in San Martin Tilcajete, Oaxaca.  Zapotec indigenous people did this outstanding wooden alebrije.

The frog is beautifully decorated with traditional patterns. Such decorative patterns, commonly known as "grecas"  can be found at the pyramids of Mitla and Monte Alban, benchmark of the pre hispanic Zapotec civilization. The grecas are so meticulously painted, that an agave cactus thorn was used instead of a brush for the thiner strokes.

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.
The beautiful painting and the excellent wood carving make this Oaxacan owl alebrije unique and valuable.

HEIGHT   3  In / 7.7 cm.
  2 In /  5.2 cm.
  1.77 In / 4.5 cm.
 MADE OF Copal Wood
REGION San Martín Tilcajete, Oaxaca, Mexico. 
Hand crafted from a single block. 


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 Handling time 1 to 3 business days.
Delivery time  15 to 25 business days. 
Carrier & Service USPS International shipping from Mexico.
Other Shipping Options  DHL express shipping. Quotation on request.