Tribus Mixes are famous for their unique and intricate contributions to the world of woodcarvings. They began as a home and school where teenage children were invited to participate in learning the arts of wood carving and painting. Proceeds from the sale of their artwork are used to provide scholarships for these same children to attend school and receive an education that would be impossible for them to obtain in their village. Neftali and Noe Martinez are brothers from the Tribus Mixes, and run this wonderful school for children. Their goal is to provide a future for the children of their tribe, teaching them art forms and educating them to give them opportunities in life. Opportunities they themselves say they never had. What a wonderful cause to support!
I love the natural looking colors in this giraffe, and it just seems so true to the nature of the animal. This cute giraffe is hand carved and hand painted by the amazing Tribus Mixes. We love the spindly legs, the realistic painting, the cute face, as well as the removable ears, ossicones (look like horns, but they are actually called ossicones) and tail. A fine example of the whimsy, creativity and artwork that is put into each woodcarving done by the Tribus Mixes. So adorable, the whole piece just makes you smile !!!
Approximate Measurements: 12 5/8" high x 8" long x 3 3/4" deep