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 this frog wood carving! So cool and so unusual! This figure is hand carved and painted by Javier Blas, the son of Medardo Blas Sr. It is a gift that Javier has learned from his father, as Medardo passed away from a brain tumor a few years ago. Javier commented to us about the beauty of being able to carry on his father's art form. I love it! Nicely painted and a great size, it will make an affordable addition to your collection. The piece is signed by the artist, and there are no removable parts.
Approximate Measurements: 4 1/4" high x 4 1/8" wide x 3 3/4" deep