This Oaxacan folkart carving is by the very talented and well-known artisan Avelino Perez. The Skeleton Monk has a purple robe and an open book in his hand. Approximate dimensions: 2" Long x 3" Wide x 6" High.
This gorgeous standing mantis is from the talented and well-known Mixe Artisan Group from Oaxaca. It is painted a wide variety of bright colors and has large red eyes and appropriate long antennae. Approximate dimensions: 7" Long x 7" Wide x 11" High.
The Mixe Artisan group from Oaxaca has created this lovely group of seven birds nesting in a tree. The birds are painted in a vast variety of colors in intricate patterns. Approximate dimensions: Tree with base: 17" high with two limbs.
Well-known and talented Oaxacan artisan Avelino Perez has used his imagination in creating this unusual angel. It has a white robe with red trim and beautiful wings in blue, green, red, and yellow. A good addition for the collector of unusual Oaxacan carvings. Approximate dimensions: 2" Long x 6" Wide (with wings) x 8" High.
San Miguel con el Diablo is the title of this wonderful hojalata (tin) sculpture by talented Oaxacan artisan Alfonso Santiago. San Miguel has a silver halo and gold embossed wings, with a blue tunic and green shield. The devil is appropriately red with gold embossed wings. It is anchored on a rectangular base, and is lacquered to protect the finish. Approximate dimensions: 9" Long x 4" Wide x 13" High.
This charming hojalata (tin) sculpture by Oaxacan artisan Alfonso Santiago is of a lighthearted couple on a see-saw. The figures,very intricately made, are painted bright colors - - the artist's style resembles the tin man in the movie "The Wizard of Oz." The see-saw moves back and forth and is anchored on a rectangular base. Approximate dimensions: 11" Long x 4" Wide x 11" High.
Highly talented Oaxacan hojalata (tin) artisan Alfonso Santiago has created this charming mermaid. Santiago's work is very imaginative and this red mermaid with blue hair wears a gold crown and is playing a lyre. The mermaid and multi-colored fish are mounted on a rectangular base. The tin is lacquered to protect the finish and colors. Approximate dimensions: 10" Long x 3" Wide x 9" High.
Highly praised Oaxacan artisan Avelino Perez had created these imaginative pumpkin head monks. The monk on the left wears a brown robe and seems to be smiling and waving hello and the monk on the right is wearing a black robe and appears to be sadly saying adios. Note the Dia de los Muertos skeleton hands and necks - - the two carvings show a bit of Oaxacan humor. Approximate dimensions for each carving: 9" High x 3" Wide.
This unusual carving of a toucan sitting on a watermelon has been created by the talented Mixe group of artisans from Oaxaca. The bird is beautifully painted with a soft, natural sheen. The toucan's back feathers are black and gray and its breast finely detailed in yellow and white. Its beak is orange, green, brown and white. The watermelon is a nice, luscious red, with just a few seeds. Approximate dimensions of watermelon and toucan: 12" Long x 6" Wide x 10" High
Well-known Oaxacan artisan Moises Jimenez ' armadillo carving adds just the right touch of color to a collection of Oaxacan folkart. This unusual armadillo has a black body with a combination of both a pale yellow oval and line design. The surprise is the red head, legs and tail detailed with Jimenez' signature line design. The tail had blue highlights. Approximate dimensions: 12" Long x 5" Wide x 12" High.
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This beautiful Ocelot carving is by well-known Oaxacan artisan Eleazar Morales. It is painted shades of rust, black and gold/orange with a beautiful, finely detailed head. The Ocelot's lower legs are a spotted design. Approximate dimensions: 9" Long (with tail) x 3" Wide x 3" High.
Well-known and talented Oaxacan artisan Eleazar Morales has created this handsome Ibex carving. The body is a gray speckled pattern with a green freeform design. The head is light gray with black markings, bright turquoise eyes and magnificent long, tan and brown horns. The Ibex' s legs are black and gray, with blue hooves. Approximate dimensions: 8" Long x 5" Wide x 12" High.