One of our favorite trips on our travels in Oaxaca is to the village of San Pedro Cajonos! Situated high in the mountains three hours from Oaxaca City, this is one of the most idyllic settings that one may ever find! Perched at the top of the mountains, with sweeping views of the surrounding canyons and distant pueblos, San Pedro Cajonos kisses the clouds and shines in its art forms. One of the most famous of San Pedro Cajonos artists, is the Blas Family of wood carvers. Their style is so unique, and can be identified readily upon sight. Bright colors, and fine painting are their hallmarks. I absolutely love the whimsy in the Blas Family wood carvings!
This adorable penguin by Fidel Blas is a shining example of how creative these carvers are. It is a new subject for Fidel Blas, and packed with an amazing sense of whimsy and fun! We just love this one!! This penguin is ready for the winter weather, and had his hat on to prove it! So cute! Nicely painted and a great size, it will make an affordable addition to your collection. A stand out piece at this price! The flippers are removable for safe shipping, and the artwork is signed by the artist.
Approximate Measurements: 5 1/8" high x 3" wide x 2 1/2" deep