Oaxacan Wood Carving Saul And Alma Aragon Museum Quality One Piece Quail

$250.00
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SAWC003
I just love this crested Quail wood carving by Saul Aragon and his wife Alma Arreola! So unusual and appealing! I love the crest of feathers on top of the head, the sleek shape to the body, the tail feathers, the beak and the feet. Extremely fine work from a well known couple of master artists.The purple and grey color scheme, with touches of metallic gold on the tips of the folded back wings, adds a perfect modern feel. Plus the sense of movement is perfect, with head twisted around, looking backwards. Carved out of one piece of wood, this treasure is certainly museum quality! We just finally met this wonderfully talented couple on one of our last trips to Oaxaca, and we are so excited to now carry their spectacular wood carvings! Saul and Alma are from Arrazola, a beautiful town just outside of Oaxaca City, and the village that many would call the birthplace of the Oaxacan Wood Carvings. Arrazola is located close to the famous ruins of Monte Alban and the newly opened ruins at Atzompa. The area is rich in history and tradition, and you can readily see the traditional patterns displayed prominently in the designs of Saul and Alma. The family has been carving these fantastic pieces since the 1980's, and their expertise really shows. Although paying homage to the traditions of the past, Saul and Alma are always looking towards the future as well. Saul is the President of the EcoAlebrijes Association, a cooperative of fifteen families from Arrazola that are committed to respecting the natural resources used in their work, and protecting the future of the copal trees from which the carvers craft these fantastic creatures that we all love so much. We especially love their reforestation projects! This piece is signed by the artists, and there are no removable parts.
I just love this crested Quail wood carving by Saul Aragon and his wife Alma Arreola! So unusual and appealing! I love the crest of feathers on top of the head, the sleek shape to the body, the tail feathers, the beak and the feet. Extremely fine work from a well known couple of master artists.The purple and grey color scheme, with touches of metallic gold on the tips of the folded back wings, adds a perfect modern feel. Plus the sense of movement is perfect, with head twisted around, looking backwards. Carved out of one piece of wood, this treasure is certainly museum quality! We just finally met this wonderfully talented couple on one of our last trips to Oaxaca, and we are so excited to now carry their spectacular wood carvings! Saul and Alma are from Arrazola, a beautiful town just outside of Oaxaca City, and the village that many would call the birthplace of the Oaxacan Wood Carvings. Arrazola is located close to the famous ruins of Monte Alban and the newly opened ruins at Atzompa. The area is rich in history and tradition, and you can readily see the traditional patterns displayed prominently in the designs of Saul and Alma. The family has been carving these fantastic pieces since the 1980's, and their expertise really shows. Although paying homage to the traditions of the past, Saul and Alma are always looking towards the future as well. Saul is the President of the EcoAlebrijes Association, a cooperative of fifteen families from Arrazola that are committed to respecting the natural resources used in their work, and protecting the future of the copal trees from which the carvers craft these fantastic creatures that we all love so much. We especially love their reforestation projects! This piece is signed by the artists, and there are no removable parts. Approximate Measurements: 6 1/4" high x 8 1/4" long x 4" deep
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