AMAZING CURVING NECK FLAMINGO BIRD OAXACA WOOD CARVING BY THE HIGHLY TALENTED WOOD CARVER SAUL ARAGON. WHIMSICAL AND FUN WITH A GREAT SENSE OF MOTION! Valuable one piece Oaxacan Wood Carving! I love the attention to detail and the whimsy in this fantastic Flamingo bird wood carving by Saul Aragon and his wife Alma Arreola.The pops of bright color on the cool beak, and the pink and earth tones throughout the carving, complement the natural state of the bird. The paint design honors traditional Zapotec Indian symbolism, and is painted in fine detail throughout the piece.
U the star of this carving has to be the carving itself, with the incredible long curving neck, and the spindly legs! That neck alone brings this flamingo to level of Museum Quality! The combination of the fantastic one piece carving, and the beautiful and detail painting, combine to make this one of the most incredible carvings that I have ever seen! We met this wonderfully talented couple on one of our trips to Oaxaca, and we are so excited to now carry their spectacular wood carvings!
Saul and Alma are from Arrazola, a beautiful town just outside of Oaxaca City, and the village that many would call the birthplace of the Oaxacan Wood Carvings. Arrazola is located close to the famous ruins of Monte Alban and the newly opened ruins at Atzompa. The area is rich in history and tradition, and you can readily see the traditional patterns displayed prominently in the designs of Saul and Alma. The family has been carving these fantastic pieces since the 1980's, and their expertise really shows.
Although paying homage to the traditions of the past, Saul and Alma are always looking towards the future as well. Saul is the President of the EcoAlebrijes Association, a cooperative of fifteen families from Arrazola that are committed to respecting the natural resources used in their work, and protecting the future of the copal trees from which the carvers craft these fantastic creatures that we all love so much. We especially love their reforestation projects! This piece was signed by the artists, and there are no removable parts.
Approximate Measurements: 13 1/4" high x 4" wide x 5 1/2 deep. The item "Oaxacan Wood Carving Saul Aragon Flamingo Bird Oaxaca Mexican Folk Art Alebrije" is in sale since Saturday, March 20, 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.