We just love the bright colors of this dog! This wood carving was hand painted by 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. This dog is no exception. We love the colorful floral pattern, the floppy ears, the painted eyelashes and the perky tail! It has all the qualities of whimsy and color that we love in Mexican Folk Art. The tail is removable for safe shipping, and the piece has been signed by Candido Jimenez on the bottom side.
Approximate Measurements: 6 3/8" high x 9 3/4" long x 2 3/4" wide