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 Blas Family wood carvings!
This praying mantis wood carving is packed with cheer and creativity!! We loved it as soon as we saw it! So much fun with all the bright colors! And legend has it that praying mantises bring good luck! The legs, wings and antennae are removable for safe shipping, and the piece is signed by the artist.
Approximate Measurements: 9 1/8" high x 5" wide x 7 3/8" deep