Cat getting ready to pounce! This cat is typical in style for Margarito Melchor Fuentes, who is famous for his cat carvings. Margarito is a well-known Mexican artisan, whose work graces the cover of one of the best-known books covering Oaxacan woodcarvings, Oaxacan Woodcarving, The Magic in the Trees, by Shepard Barbash
.*Approx. dimensions: 7.5” (nose to end of tail) x 7” high
*Carved (& signed) by Margarito Melchor Fuentes, in San Martin Tilcajete, Oaxaca Mexico
*Tail detaches for shipping (It's not necessary, but I recommend gluing it in place with white school glue after receiving the piece... just to keep it from getting lost.
*Oaxacan woodcarvings are also called alebrijes (pronounced all-ay-bree-hays) - they are carved in small family workshops on the outskirts of the city of Oaxaca. They're often bright and whimsical and can be very collectible. Cats are a favorite.
Ships from the United States w/in 1 business day of receiving the order.