One of our favorite trips on our travels in Oaxaca is to the village of San Pedro Cajonos! Situated high in the mountains three hours from Oaxaca City, this is one of the most idyllic settings that one may ever find! Perched at the top of the mountains, with sweeping views of the surrounding canyons and distant pueblos, San Pedro Cajonos kisses the clouds and shines in its art forms. One of the most famous of San Pedro Cajonos artists, is the Blas Family of wood carvers. Their style is so unique, and can be identified readily upon sight. Bright colors, and fine painting are their hallmarks. I absolutely love the Blas Family wood carvings!
These woodpecker carvings by Victoria Blas are magical !! Whimsical and fun, with bright and cheerful colors !! I love the creativity in this carving, with the woodpecker attaching an actual tree branch, that comes complete with real actual bark. The wood pecker bird itself is gorgeously crafted. And the surprise worm poking his head out of the tree branch is a delightful addition. So cool and unusual !! Nicely painted and a great size, it will make an affordable addition to your collection. The piece is signed by the artist. The tree branch, mushroom, woodpecker and all of its feathers and wings are removable for safe shipping.
There is more green in the painting than shows in the pictures, where it appears mostly blue and gold. A strikingly beautiful color!
Approximate Measurements: 7 7/8" high x 6" wide x 5" deep