This fox wood carving is one of Armando Jimenez' all time classic designs. It has all of the curiosity and whimsy that we love in Mexican Folk Art! Armando Jimenez is the grandson of the master carver Manuel Jimenez, who is credited with creating the whole movement of the Oaxacan wood carvings, also sometimes referred to as alebrijes (although the term alebrije is more appropriately attributed to the paper mache figures from the Linares Family of Mexico City). Armando works next door to his brother Moises, and the carvings of both of these very talented men are in high demand. What a great way to support a living legacy, and an art form that has been passed down within the family. Armando and Moises pieces, while adhering to the traditional painting style of their family, shows incredible range of creativity in the whimsical animals depicted ... animals often not native to Oaxaca.
This unusual fox wood carving would make a special, and unusual, addition to your collection. Who could resist this one? A fantastic carving, full of a fantastic sense of whimsy and motion, in the twisted backwards positioning of the head, the huge fluffy tail and the tall and perky ears. It is so fun to see that Armando is still carving one of his old time classic designs! There are no removable parts and the carving is signed by Armando Jimenez, his wife Antonia and their son Alejandro.
Approximate Measurements: 7" high x 7" wide x 6 1/2" deep