Elegant cheetah, displaying it's beautiful gait, woodcarving by Oaxaca artist Eleazar Morales. Born in San Antonio Arrazola, Oaxaca in 1976, Eleazar Morales is a well-known. (carved wood creature or animal) artist.His recognizable style is easy to spot amongst the many Oaxacan woodcarvers of today. His realistic animals and innovative painting techniques bring his creatures to life. He began carving at the age of 17. He uses copal wood and turns the often gnarled pieces he finds into incredible living creatures. One of the better qualities of using this wood, is that it sands down to a very smooth finish. Copals fragrant resin is also used for incense. Sanding the wood is a very important step in the process of creating an. As the wood dries, small cracks are sanded out and sealed. Often, Eleazar will carve an entire animal from the same piece of wood. Axes, and small kitchen implements. The craftsmanship, imagination, creative and unique ability to bring his creatures to life, have earned Eleazar Morales the title of maestro (master/teacher) in his art form. 11 1/4" L , 7 1/4" T , 3 1/2W. This piece is directly out of a vintage collection it is in excellent condition! Please inspect all photographs and feel free to ask any questions as all sales are final. Thank you for looking have a great day! The item "ELEAZAR MORALES OXACAN WOOD CARVING CHEETAH ALEBRIJE MEXICAN FOLK ART" is in sale since Sunday, April 26, 2020. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Latin American\Mexico\Folk Art". The seller is "bracamp44" and is located in Old Hickory, Tennessee. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Uruguay.