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!
I love these praying mantis wood carvings by Victoria Blas !! Many say that Praying Mantis are known to bring good luck. Full of whimsy and fun, and bright and cheerful colors !! They are so cute and so unique !! For such an economical piece, this praying mantis is packed with a cool sense of motion and detail, with all the spindly legs, and wings! Nicely painted and a great size, it will make an affordable and unique addition to your collection. The piece is signed by the artist. All of the legs, antennae and wings are removable for safe shipping.
Approximate Measurements: 9 1/2" high x 5 7/8" wide x 6 1/2" deep