FANTASTIC BLACK MEDIUM POSSUM WITH BABIES OAXACA WOOD CARVING BY THE WORLD FAMOUS ARTIST ARMANDO JIMENEZ. WHIMSY AND A SENSE OF MOTION! This adorable possum family wood carving, with three babies dangling from it's tail is another of our favorites from Armando Jimenez.
Armando Jimenez is the grandson of the Master Carver Manuel Jimenez, who is credited with creating the whole movement of the Oaxacan wood carvings. Oaxacan wood carvings are also sometimes referred to as alebrijes (although the term alebrije is more appropriately attributed to the paper mache figures from the Linares Family of Mexico City). Armando works next door to his brother Moises, and the carvings of both of these very talented men are in high demand. What a great way to support a living legacy, and an art form that has been passed down within the family.
Armando and Moises pieces, while adhering to the traditional painting style of their family, shows incredible range of creativity in the whimsical animals depicted... Animals often not native to Oaxaca. This red possum with babies wood carving would make a special addition to your collection.Besides the babies coming off of the tail, there are no removable parts. The carving is signed by Armando Jimenez, his wife Antonia, who is responsible for the painting of the piece, and their son Alejandro.
Approximate Measurements: 7 1/2" high x 8 1/4" wide x 5 deep. The item "Oaxacan Wood Carving Armando Jimenez Possum Oaxaca Mexican Folk Art Alebrije" is in sale since Thursday, February 4, 2021. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Latin American\Mexico\Folk Art". The seller is "scthom1967" and is located in Blaine, Washington. This item can be shipped worldwide.