This rare and unique folk art piece from Guerrero, Mexico is a handmade, carved wood mermaid. She can sit on a table alone or she can be hung if you drill a couple holes for string. She has lots of carved and hand-painted detail in her hair and fins, with vibrant eyes. She measures 6 1/2" tall by 5 1/2 x 15".A great piece for your Spanish colonial decor. Way down in the southern mountains of Guerrero, Mexico, up high mountain roads, are the indigenous group (Nahua) that produce these beautiful solid carved wood pieces of art. They are generally carved by men using the Tzampamitla tree and then whimsically detailed by the women in rich jewel tones (using translucent aniline dyes or paints) with eyes that seem to come alive. These hard to travel to villages and pueblitos include Maravatio, Tlamacazapa, Ahueuepan, San Francisco Ozomatlan, and San Critobal. Rare to obtain as many importers no longer wish to travel to these remote villages with all the current unrest. The item "Mexican Folk Art Carved Wood Hanging Mermaid Angel Guerrero Nautical Decor 15" is in sale since Sunday, February 2, 2020. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Latin American\Mexico\Folk Art".
The seller is "tradewindsfolkart" and is located in Port Isabel, Texas. This item can be shipped to United States.