This silver cat is one of the pieces that Jesus Sosa Calvo is most famous for, as it was featured in Shepard Barbash's famous book Oaxacan Woodcarvings: The Magic in the Trees. So cute! It is no wonder why it is so sought after! Jesus is one of our favorite people in Oaxaca.. a great carver who works hard to produce his own carvings, while many others have resorted to buying carvings made by others. Jesus works side by side with his wife and children to produce all of their woodcarvings - some of the most whimsical and colorful to be found! They are just a lovely family! Jesus actually did not start as a carver. He was an electrician when he became ill with typhoid fever. Being from the traditional carving village of San Martin Tilcajete, he decided to try his hand at wood carving. One day he was at the doctors office, and started reading the medical journals. He became fascinated with the amoebas that he saw in one publication, and decided to use that as his signature pattern. The pattern takes on a look similar to jelly beans..bright, colorful and full of good cheer! Besides the amoeba pattern, Jesus also favors the polk a dot pattern, such as in this cat. The face is just too cute for words, and we love the sweeping tail! The tail is removable for safe shipping, and the piece is signed by the artist.
Approximate Measurements: 4 1/2" high x 7" long x 2 3/4" deep