Such a GORGEOUS combination of colors in this horse wood carving by Lauro Ramirez and his wife Griselda Morales! This one makes for a beautiful and unique addition to your collection! We finally met this wonderfully talented couple on one of our last trips to Oaxaca, and have been ordering their carvings non stop ever since! 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 is one cool horse wood carving! Masterfully carved out of Copal wood and beautifully painted, it is just a truly eye catching piece full of fine detail in both it's carving and it's painting. I just love the beautiful earthy brown tones with pops of cheerful color in this piece. It really makes it stand out. And the sense of motion with the raised leg, ready to be on the move is just incredible!! Wow! Expert level carving, combined with the sense of movement that you find in the positioning of the legs and the body. Museum Quality! This piece was signed by the artists, and the tail is the only removable part.
Approximate Measurements: 10 1/4" high x 11 1/2" wide x 4 3/4" deep