A great example of the traditional style of work being done by Armando Jimenez... I always love his interpretation of the fox with their big chubby tails and pointy ears! Armando Jimenez is the grandson of the master carver Manuel Jimenez, who is credited with creating the whole movement of the Oaxacan wood carvings. Oaxaca wood carvings are 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 works 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 fox wood carving would make a special, and unusual, addition to your collection. There are no removable parts, and the carving is signed by Armando Jimenez and his wife Antonia.
Approximate Measurements: 9 5/8" high x 6 3/4" wide x 6 1/2" deep