One of our favorite trips on our travels in Oaxaca has to the village of San Pedro Cajonos! Situated high in the mountain Sierra Zapoteca 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. Most famous of San Pedro Cajonos artists, is the Blas Family of wood carvers. There style is so unique, and can be identified readily upon sight. Bright colors, and fine painting are their hallmarks. You just have to love the whimsy and creativity in these alien wood carvings... these little monsters are the greatest! So cool and so unusual! This figure is hand carved and painted by Javier Blas, the son of Medardo Blas. It is a gift that Javier has learned from his father, as Medardo is suffering from a brain tumor and no longer abe to do his art. Javier commented to us about the beauty of being able to carry on his father's art form. Excellent! Nicely painted and a great size, it will make an affordable addition to your collection. A stand out piece at this price! Signed by the artist, the spikes, wings, tail and ears are removable for safe shipping.
Approximate Measurements: 9 1/8" high x 7" wide x 4" deep