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 incredible seahorse wood carvings by Victoria Blas are a joy !! ! Full of whimsy and fun, and bright and cheerful colors !! For such an economical piece, these seahorses are packed with a difficult to achieve sense of motion, with the curvature of the body and the alert positioning of the head! I love these. Nicely painted and a great size, it will make an affordable addition to your collection. The piece is signed by the artist, the wings are removable, and the seahorse separates from the base for safe shipping.
Approximate Measurements: 5 1/2" high x 4 1/2" wide x 3" deep