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From the estate of an American artist who spent 18 years working with the artisans of Oaxaca, Mexico, we have this brightly decorated, hand carved bird. Although unsigned, it is probably the work of Jose “Pepe” Santiago or Vincente Hernandez Vasquez, since he had a number of each artist’s works in his collection. Both Santiago and Vasquez are prolific artists known for their colorful alebrijes (folk art animals and figures). Santiago works out of San Antonio Arrazola in the state of Oaxaca, Mexico, and Vasquez works out of San Martin Tilcajete, Oaxaca. Oaxaca has developed into an area that attracts folk artists who use wood from the copal tree to create their pieces. After carving the animals, many layers of paint are applied to create this distinctive style; many of these art pieces have to dry for up to 10 months. Wildly imaginative, this 4 3/8” tall bird is painted in numerous colors decorated with small and tiny dots. Some of the tiny dots are actually put on with a syringe filled with paint. The 1 3/8” wide piece is in excellent condition with no loss of paint that I can find.

This would be a fabulous addition to a Mexican or folk art collection. Please contact us if you have any questions.

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ITEM ID
PAJA-ART-mxbrd
STYLE
Folk Art, Primitivism
ITEM TYPE
Vintage

Charming Oaxacan Folk Art Bird

$35

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