This gorgeous pig was hand carved out of copal wood and hand painted by the very talented Candido Jimenez. Candido is one of the brothers of Maria Jimenez. Together with their brothers, Aaron, Miguel and Alberto, they produce some of the highest quality carvings in the village of San Martin Tilcajete. Maria started off practicing embroidery, while her brothers followed the traditional path of wood carving. When her oldest brother Aaron, who carved and painted his own figures, had trouble selling his pieces commercially, Maria stepped in and began painting the figures for her brother. She borrowed her designs from the intricate embroidery patterns that she used, and her brother's business quickly became successful. The family pieces have an elegance that stands out in the village.
Candido's signature pig carving is definitely no exception to the beautiful pieces that the family is known for. We just love the gorgeous floral pattern! And who could resist the addition of the bees around the flowers? It has the perfect touch of whimsy!! It has all the qualities of fun and color that we love in Mexican Folk Art. There are no removable parts, and the piece has been signed by the artist.
Approximate Measurements: 2 5/8" high x 5 3/4" long x 2 1/2" deep