Such a gorgeous combination of colors in this Owl 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 it was love at first sight! We are so excited to 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 is one cool Owl 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 love the combination of various jewel tones in this piece, and the upright positioning of the wings really makes it stand out as a piece full of a great sense of motion. This piece was signed by the artists, and there are no removable parts.
Approximate Measurements: 8 1/2" high x 3" wide x 4 3/4" deep