This adorable yet finely executed owl carving was created by Juventino Melchor of the well known Melchor Family of woodcarvers from San Martin Tilcajete in Oaxaca. Juventino carves whimsical figures out of the traditional Copal wood that is indigenous to the area, and is well known for his animal and musical animal figures. Painted in bright and cheerful colors, these figures are stand outs both for quality and for their affordability. I love this piece for how gorgeous the earth tone colors are, as well as the spectacular carving itself with it's big round eyes. This is an outstanding one piece carving, yet it is very affordably priced. So full of cute yet high quality detail! The piece has been signed on the bottom by the artist, and there are no removable parts. An excellent carving indeed!
Approximate Measurements: 3 5/8" high x 2 1/4" wide x 2" deep