This fantastic and fun blue moose wood carving has all of the whimsy and charm that we love in Mexican Folk Art! Armando Jimenez is the grandson of the master carver Manuel Jimenez, who is credited with creating the whole movement of the Oaxacan wood carvings, also sometimes referred to as alebrijes (although the term alebrije is more appropriately attributed to the paper mache figures from the Linares Family of Mexico City). Armando has traditionally worked next door to his brother Moises, and the carvings of both of these very talented men are in high demand. What a great way to support a living legacy, and an art form that has been passed down within the family. Armando and Moises pieces, while adhering to the traditional painting style of their family, shows incredible range of creativity in the whimsical animals depicted ... animals often not native to Oaxaca.
This blue moose is one of our favorites from Armando Jimenez. Full of shear fun and beauty. From the polka dots and carved details on the antlers, to the pink hooves and the stubby tail...this gorgeous piece is just full of humor! And the craving itself is full of a difficult to achieve sense of movement in the positioning of the legs and head, and the craved deep set eyes. The ears, antlers and tail are removable for safe shipping. This blue moose will make the perfect addition to your collection. It is signed by Armando Jimenez and his wife Antonia, as well as their son Alejandro.
Approximate Measurements: 7 7/8” high x 13 3/4” long x 6 3/4” deep