I love this amazing bison! So cool, yet beautifully executed! This piece is done on an orange background with multi colored accents, and then accented with gold metallic paint in Margarita Sosa's signature style. This bison was hand carved and hand painted by Margarita Sosa in the famous carving village of San Martin Tilcajete, Oaxaca, Mexico. It was carved out of the traditional copal wood, a local ecologically harvested wood whose supply is controlled by the Mexican government. We just love the quality of the painting, the whimsical addition of the metallic gold for a pop, the sense of motion in the curved tail, the positioning of the back legs, the arched back and the raised face. I love the precise and cheerful painting, the long horns, the adorable face and the bright eyes. This bison wood carving would make a perfect addition to your Oaxacan Wood Carving collection. The tail and ears are removable for safe shipping, and the carving has been signed by the artist under the name of their family workshop - El Milagro Del Copal, which translates to the miracle of the Copal (wood).
Approximate Measurements: 5" high x 11 1/2" long x 3 1/4" deep