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Carapan, Mexican Folk Art Gallery.

Turkey Alebrije Wood Carving with Zapotec Symbols

$800.00 USD



This Turkey Alebrije  was crafted from a single block of copal wood in San Martin Tilcajete, Oaxaca. It is a very unique & special Oaxacan wood carving . Its feathers are exquisitely decorated in a multi color palette. And the rest of the body has a   predominance of brown, and gray tones. 

The pattern is composed by ancient Zapotec indigenous symbols. 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.

Copal tree is considered sacred by the Zapotec indigenous people that make these outstanding wooden alebrijes. The beautiful painting and the excellent wood carving make this Oaxacan ram alebrije 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   6.3 In / 16 cm
LENGHT  5.11 In /  13 cm
WIDTH   4.7 In /  12 cm
Fabián Family Workshop.
MADE OF Copal Wood
REGION San Martín Tilcajete, Oaxaca, Mexico. 
Carved from a single block, Hand painted

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worldwide shipping on request

 Handling time 1 to 3 business days
Delivery time  7 to 15 business days. 
Carrier & Service USPS International shipping from Mexico.
Other Shipping Options DHL express shipping. Quotation on request.