Such a fantastic giraffe wood carving! The artist is Jesus Melchor, son of one of the original master carvers Coindo Melchor (recently deceased). A true artist in his own right, Jesus Melchor carves each of his own pieces from the traditional Copal wood. His wife Maura Ramos then paints each piece by hand.
We love a good toro carving, and this one is so unique and really awesome with it's extended long horns. It is fantastic seeing Jesus carve his wonderful animal carvings once again, after having lost his father. Jesus is carrying on his family's fine tradition of fantastic carvings. They are filled with a terrific spirit of fun! There is a great sense of movement, with the fantastic upturned long horns, the extra detail in the throat, the utters that hang from the underbelly, and the placement of the legs. The face is adorable and tender, and the painting is done with care. The ears, horns and tail are removable for safe shipping, and the piece is signed by the artist.
Approximate Measurements: 8 5/8" high x 10 3/4" long x 4 1/4" deep