Oaxacan Wood Carving Maria Jimenez Floral Pattern Purple Burro Donkey With Black Yarn Tail

Oaxacan Wood Carving Maria Jimenez Floral Pattern Purple Burro Donkey With Black Yarn Tail
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We just love the bright colors and whimsy of this burro donkey! This wood carving was hand painted by the world renowned Maria Jimenez. Maria works closely with her brothers Candido, Aaron, Miguel and Alberto to produce some of the highest quality carvings in the village of San Martin Tilcajete. Maria started off practicing embroidery, while her brothers followed the traditional path of wood carving. When her oldest brother Aaron, who carved and painted his own figures, had trouble selling his pieces commercially, Maria stepped in and began painting the figures for her brother. She borrowed her designs from the intricate embroidery patterns that she used, and her brother's business quickly became successful. Nowadays, she signs the pieces that she paints, and her brothers sign the pieces that they (or their wives) paint. The family pieces have an elegance that stands out in the village.

These burros are both beautiful and unique. We just love the colorful floral pattern, the adorable face with the perky ears, and the sense of motion in the bowed head and the raised front foot! The addition of yarn for the tail is the perfect creative touch. This has all the qualities of whimsy, charm and color that we love in Mexican Folk Art! There are no removable parts, and the piece has been signed by the artist.

Approximate Measurements: 8" high x 5" wide x 2 3/8" deep
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We just love the bright colors and whimsy of this burro donkey! This wood carving was hand painted by the world renowned Maria Jimenez. Maria works closely with her brothers Candido, Aaron, Miguel and Alberto to produce some of the highest quality carvings in the village of San Martin Tilcajete. Maria started off practicing embroidery, while her brothers followed the traditional path of wood carving. When her oldest brother Aaron, who carved and painted his own figures, had trouble selling his pieces commercially, Maria stepped in and began painting the figures for her brother. She borrowed her designs from the intricate embroidery patterns that she used, and her brother's business quickly became successful. Nowadays, she signs the pieces that she paints, and her brothers sign the pieces that they (or their wives) paint. The family pieces have an elegance that stands out in the village. These burros are both beautiful and unique. We just love the colorful floral pattern, the adorable face with the perky ears, and the sense of motion in the bowed head and the raised front foot! The addition of yarn for the tail is the perfect creative touch. This has all the qualities of whimsy, charm and color that we love in Mexican Folk Art! There are no removable parts, and the piece has been signed by the artist. Approximate Measurements: 8" high x 5" wide x 2 3/8" deep
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