Truly special! This is fourth generation Aguilar Family work! The artist is Fran Garcia Vasquez. the transgender daughter of Demetrio Garcia Aguilar. Demetrio is the son of Josefina Aguilar. It is really exciting to see how these traditions are passed down within the family, and we love being a part of it even in just a small way. Fran has won awards for her work, including being an award recipient from the Friends of Oaxacan Folk Art juried award show, which recognizes and promotes the work of artists under the age of thirty. Fran has been invited to present her work internationally recently, both in Milan, Italy and in New York City. We love the level of careful detail in Fran's work. Beautifully crafted and magnificently painted, Fran's work is currently crafting some of the best work coming out from the Aguilar Family.
This Day of the Dead woman from the Tuxtepec Region of Oaxaca balancing a pineapple on her shoulder is a unique representation of the famous women who dance the Danza de la Pina, which translates to the Dance of the Pineapple. And I love the gorgeous long red traditional dress that this figure is clothed in. Mexican Folk Art at it's finest! Fran has done a great job sculpting this figure with the utmost detail. Gorgeous!
Approximate measurements: 6" high x 2 3/4" wide x 2 1/8" deep