Exciting third generation work from the famous Aguilar Family of Ocotlan, Oaxaca, Mexico! Josefina Aguilar, as well as her three sisters, learned this craft from her mother, the world renowned Isaura Aguilar. Now as Josefina has unfortunately lost her eyesight, her daughter Leticia Garcia Aguilar is taking over the lead role in preserving the traditions of her mother, and her grandmother before her. Leticia has won numerous awards for her work, and is looked at within the family as the new torch bearer of these important traditions.
This piece depicts a woman selling a pottery jug and a watermelon in the market, while balancing a Virgen de Soledad and a candle on her head. The Virgen de Soledad is the patron of Oaxaca, so the piece takes on even more meaning in the context of Oaxaca folk art. The amount of love and care involved in hand forming this work of art is just amazing! Whimsical and Fun! Full of the characteristics that we love about Mexican Folk Art! The piece is signed by the artist.
Approximate Measurements: 8 3/8" high x 2 1/2" wide x 2 3/8" deep