MYTHICAL FIGURES OF OAXACA OPOSSUM. South America the opossum is portrayed in mythology and folk lore. Opossum occasionally plays the role of a trickster or an animal hero who escapes from danger by using his wits.
9" long and 8.25" high. This adorable wood carving has all the curiosity and whimsey that we love in Mexican folk art. Armando Jimenez is the grandson of the master carver Manual Jimenez, who is credited with creating the whole movement of the Oaxacan wood carvings or alebrijes. 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, show incredible range of creativity in the whimsical animals depicted and animals often not naive to oaxaca. Armando and his wife Antonio carry on this tradition of sensitively observed naturalistic. Carving and colorful and restrained painting mastered by their grandfather.Steeped into traditional folktales and belief Armando and Antonio improvise themes and motifs from the regions diverse Indian tribes. Folkways have intermingled alongside Spanish ideologies as the population overlapped while still uniquely remaining intact. Construction of Creatures from Dreams.
Hand carved from wood and then hand painted. These are not resin copies.
They are conceived as creatures from dreams. With machete and smaller knives from copal. The item "Oaxacan Wood Carving Alebrije Folk Art" is in sale since Wednesday, December 1, 2021.
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