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Handcarved Oaxacan Alebrije, Purple Elephant with Red Dots, Traditional Mexican Folk Art

Guatemala
$39.95

Handcarved Oaxacan Alebrije, Purple Elephant with Red Dots, Traditional Mexican Folk Art 5"x4.5"x1.5" 

Artist: Candido Perez V. 

Handcrafted Mexican Folk Art, Colorful & Whimsical Oaxacan Alebrijes Folk Art - Vintage Alebrijes 

Painted wood figures are carved from copal wood using the natural shape to inspire the sculptural form. If representing snakes or animals with tails, for instance, the tail takes the winding form of the tree branch. Copal wood is easy to carve while green. After drying in the sun for another three days it becomes light weight and hard. Hand painted in vibrant colors with abstract patterns.A sealer is applied to protect it from insects.

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Handcarved Oaxacan Alebrije, Purple Elephant with Red Dots, Traditional Mexican Folk Art 5"x4.5"x1.5" 

Artist: Candido Perez V. 

Handcrafted Mexican Folk Art, Colorful & Whimsical Oaxacan Alebrijes Folk Art - Vintage Alebrijes 

Painted wood figures are carved from copal wood using the natural shape to inspire the sculptural form. If representing snakes or animals with tails, for instance, the tail takes the winding form of the tree branch. Copal wood is easy to carve while green. After drying in the sun for another three days it becomes light weight and hard. Hand painted in vibrant colors with abstract patterns.A sealer is applied to protect it from insects.

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SKU: OAX138
Availability: One-of-a-Kind
Width: 4.50
Height: 5.00
Depth: 1.50