Folk Art Wood Sculpture(140 items)
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Featured Reviews on Folk Art Wood Sculpture
Brilliant choice of colors and beautiful detailing. These sculptures require incredible dexterity and patience. I now possess three of Manuel Cruz? works.
I ordered this cat for my daughter in law who fosters kittens for a rescue agency. She loved it! Cute, colorful and playful.
Another Beautiful Dragon for my collection!
Love this little blue dragon and it goes so well with the red dragon from the same artisans. Amazingly beautiful detail and care in creating (and packaging) this beautiful cherish dragon. It will be a treasured part of my dragon collection. Thank you!
Zeny and Reyna Handcrafted alebrije sculptures
"When she told us this we felt a great sense of satisfaction, we had no idea how much we could help someone – a child – through our art."
Popular Folk Art Wood Sculpture
Wood Giraffe Figurine Sculpture Artisan Crafted in Mexico, "My Curious Giraffe"$74.99
A curious little giraffe looks to the heavens in this endearing copal wood figurine from Mexico. Zeny and Reyna carve the sculpture by hand and paint it with exquisite detail. The giraffe's tail is braided with maguey fibers, which are somewhat coarse since they are not treated. Small parts are separated for shipping to protect from breakage.
Mexican Alebrije Cat Sculpture, "Playful Blue Kitten"
A whimsical blue kitten romps and plays. Zeny and Reyna transform found pieces of copal wood into a delightful cat. These fanciful sculptures are a traditional folk art in Oaxaca, once based on twenty totems but today representing all kinds of animals. They take their name from a Calo gypsy word for "something difficult, tangled, confusing or fantastic."
Because each alebrije is an individually created work of folk art, shapes will vary slightly. Small parts are separated for shipping to protect from breakage.
Copal Wood Dragon Alebrije Sculpture in Red and Orange, "Mexican Dragon in Red"$99.99
A fire-breathing dragon in colors of orange and red spreads its wings in this Mexican sculpture, making a charming addition to any home. Mexican couple Zeny and Reyna celebrate the artistic traditions of their country, crafting the dragon from copal wood and maguey plant fibers in the style of sculptures, adding beautiful hand-painted motifs. Small parts are separated for shipping to protect from breakage.
Handcrafted Copal Wood Coyote Alebrije Figurine, "Coyote Delight"$54.99
Artisans Jesus and Roxana Hernandez of Mexico handcraft this charming coyote figurine. Painted in colorful shades such as turquoise and chartreuse, the copal wood coyote takes a howling pose. Small parts are separated for shipping to protect from breakage. tradition started with Mexico City papier mache artisan Pedro Linares (1906-1992). When he was 30, he fell into a coma due to serious illness. While he was unconscious, he dreamed he was caught between the land of the living and the dead; the place looked like a forest and was populated with creatures with body parts belonging to different animals. The beings repeatedly uttered the word . Upon recovering, Linares recreated these figures in bright colors using papier mache techniques and called them . His work became famous and was one of the main influences of artisans in the state of Oaxaca who began crafting of their own using traditional wood carving methods.