I love this adorable fox wood carving by Lauro Ramirez and his wife Griselda Morales! We are so excited to now carry their spectacular wood carvings! Lauro and Griselda are from Arrazola, a beautiful town just outside of Oaxaca City, and the village that many would call the birthplace of the Oaxacan Wood Carvings. Arrazola is located close to the famous ruins of Monte Alban and the newly opened ruins at Atzompa. The area is rich in history and tradition, and Lauro and Griselda seek to maintain the traditions in their fine, high quality work. Their son is also quite skilled at carving, and has won several student awards for his work. It is refreshing to see a young family so involved in the traditions of folk art!
This curious fox wood carving is really well executed! Masterfully carved and beautifully painted, it is just a truly eye catching piece full of a sense of movement and whimsy. The face is packed with expression, and the ram is full of a difficult to achieve sense of motion in it's arched back, positioned feet twisted positioning of it's body and the alert ears! Lauro truly deserves much more acclaim in the world of Mexican Folk Art, and we believe that he is one to watch! A hidden talent whose prices will continue to rise! This piece was signed by the artists, and the tail is removable for safe shipping.
Approximate Measurements: 8 1/2" high x 7 1/4" wide x 8 3/4" deep