FINELY DETAILED HOWLING COYOTE OAXACA WOOD CARVING BY THE HIGHLY TALENTED ARTIST JUVENTINO MELCHOR. FANTASTIC CARVING DONE TO MUSEUM QUALITY!!
GREAT TRADITIONAL ZAPOTEC SYMBOLISM IN THE BANDS OF PAINTED DETAIL! This howling coyote carving was created by Juventino Melchor of the well known Melchor Family of woodcarvers from San Martin Tilcajete in Oaxaca. Juventino carves whimsical figures out of the traditional Copal wood that is indigenous to the area, and is well known for his animal and musical animal figures. These figures are stand outs both for quality and for their affordability. I love this piece for how detailed the traditional Zapotec design pattern is, the striking combination of the earth tones, as well as the spectacular carving itself that is full of a wonderful sense of movement in the positioning of the head.
So full of gorgeous and precise detail! Juventino used to do these carvings for one of the most well known carvers out there, who would in turn sell this for three times the price. Approximate Measurements: 7 1/8" high x 7" long x 2 1/4 deep.
The item "Oaxacan Wood Carving Juventino Melchor Coyote Oaxaca Mexico Folk Art Alebrije" is in sale since Sunday, November 24, 2019. 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.