Run rabbit run! This rabbit has all of the elements that many collectors look for in Oaxacan Wood Carvings - great style, body movement, sleek painting, colors that pop, and was carved by an artist who has a story.
Hand-carved from copal wood and painted by Armando and Antonia Jimenez. Armando is a grandson of the famous Manuel Jimenez, who is credited with starting the craft movement in Oaxaca which has become known as Oaxacan Wood Carvings (or alebrijes). Armando and his wife, Antonia, are well-known in their own right and their pieces are sought after by collectors.
Signed on the bottom by Armando, Antonia, and their son, Alejandro.
Approx. dimensions: 10.75" nose to tail x 10.25 high x 6" wide
Ships fully assembled
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, Mexico. They're often bright and whimsical, and can be very collectible.