Oaxacan Woodcarvings

DeSilva Imports is a leading source of high quality and fairly traded Oaxacan wood carvings that have been hand selected for our customers. We feature many animals that include coyotes, bears, elephants, turtles, cows, lions, frogs, reptiles, snakes, dogs, cats, day of the dead figures, musical animals, roadrunners, snails, fox, possum, owl, giraffes, hummingbirds, javelina, and much more. We are an excellent source for all your Mexican folk art collectables. Oaxaca is our first love and the reason we began selling online. Featured artists include Julia Fuentes, Mario Castellanos, Jacobo Angeles, David Blas, Maria Jimenez, Candido Jimenez and Roberta Angeles.

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  1. Oaxacan Wood Carving Armando Jimenez Large Black Bull

    Oaxacan Wood Carving Armando Jimenez Large Black Bull

    $180.00
    Very cool! I just love this bull wood carving! This bull or toro wood carving is a great example of the work of Armando Jimenez. 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 closely with 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. What a great sense of movement in this bull... it really looks as if it was ready to charge, and caught in the act. We just love the attention to detail in this piece... the white horns, the perfect snout, the red base color with the traditional black lines, and the curving tail. This bull wood carving would make a special and unusual addition to your collection. The tail is removable for safe shipping. It is signed by Armando Jimenez and his wife Antonia. Learn More

  2. Oaxacan Wood Carving Armando Jimenez Large Purple Fox

    Oaxacan Wood Carving Armando Jimenez Large Purple Fox

    $168.00
    A great example of the fine work being done by Armando Jimenez... I always love his interpretation of the fox! Armando Jimenez is the grandson of the master carver Manuel Jimenez, who is credited with creating the whole movement of the Oaxacan wood carvings. Oaxaca wood carvings are 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 fox wood carving would make a special, and unusual, addition to your collection. There are no removable parts, and the carving is signed by Armando Jimenez and his wife Antonia. Learn More

  3. Oaxacan Wood Carving Armando Jimenez Purple Possum with Babies

    Oaxacan Wood Carving Armando Jimenez Purple Possum with Babies

    $168.00
    This adorable possum wood carving, with three babies dangling from it's tail is another of our favorites from Armando Jimenez. Armando Jimenez is the grandson of the Master Carver Manuel Jimenez, who is credited with creating the whole movement of the Oaxacan wood carvings. Oaxacan wood carvings are 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 possum with babies wood carving would make a special addition to your collection. Besides the babies coming off of the tail, there are no removable parts. Learn More

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  4. Oaxacan Wood Carving Armando Jimenez Red Raccoon

    Oaxacan Wood Carving Armando Jimenez Red Raccoon

    $128.00
    This incredible red raccoon is just plain cool! He knows he is different, and displays quite the attitude. A great piece from Armando Jimenez. Armando 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 closely with 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. We just love this raccoon and his bright accent colors on a red and black background, the eyes masked in black, the pointy snout, the protruding ears, the whiskers and the long curved chubby tail. It is just the perfect size for displaying! An affordable addition to your collection, or a great way to start a collection of quality carvings. The tail is removable for safe shipping. This Raccoon is signed by Armando and his wife Antonia Learn More

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  5. Oaxacan Wood Carving Arsenio Morales Large Royal Blue Otter

    Oaxacan Wood Carving Arsenio Morales Large Royal Blue Otter

    $98.00
    This adorable otter wood carving was handcrafted by Arsenio Morales of Arrazola, Oaxaca, Mexico. The adorable eyes are actually made of marbles, which give them just an extra sense of whimsy! The long hanging paws really make this piece stand out from all the rest.So cool! This will be a perfect addition to your collection! There are no removable parts, and the otter was signed by the artist. Learn More

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  6. Oaxacan Wood Carving Arsenio Morales Large White Otter

    Oaxacan Wood Carving Arsenio Morales Large White Otter

    $98.00
    This adorable otter wood carving was handcrafted by Arsenio Morales of Arrazola, Oaxaca, Mexico. The adorable eyes are actually made of marbles, which give them just an extra sense of whimsy! The long hanging paws really make this piece stand out from all the rest. So cool! This will be a perfect addition to your collection! There are no removable parts. Learn More

  7. Oaxacan Wood Carving Arsenio Morales Large Wine Color And Blue Otter

    Oaxacan Wood Carving Arsenio Morales Large Wine Color And Blue Otter

    $98.00
    This adorable otter wood carving was handcrafted by Arsenio Morales of Arrazola, Oaxaca, Mexico. The adorable eyes are actually made of marbles, which give them just an extra sense of whimsy! The long hanging paws really make this piece stand out from all the rest.So cool! This will be a perfect addition to your collection! There are no removable parts, and the otter was signed by the artist. Learn More

  8. Oaxacan Wood Carving Arsenio Morales Small Purple Handstand Rabbit

    Oaxacan Wood Carving Arsenio Morales Small Purple Handstand Rabbit

    $60.00
    Rabbit in Motion... this cute guy is performing a hand stand just for you. The adorable bunny rabbit wood carving was handcrafted by Arsenio Morales of Arrazola, Oaxaca, Mexico. It is carved out of one solid piece of copal wood, and the adorable eyes are made of marbles! The long tall ears, the position of the carving and the adorable marble eyes all combine to make this one spectacular piece. This will be a perfect addition to your collection! There are no removable parts. Learn More

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  9. Oaxacan Wood Carving Beatriz Morales Green Bull Frog

    Oaxacan Wood Carving Beatriz Morales Green Bull Frog

    $195.00
    I love the fun of this bull frog wood carving! Masterfully carved by Damian Morales and intricately painted by his wife Beatriz, this is one fantastic carving! Damian began carving animals out of copal at the young age of 11 years old, but was selling these carvings as unpainted figures to other members of his community. But his work dramatically changed after meeting, and subsequently marrying, Beatriz Ramirez at the age of 19. Beatriz hails from a wood carving family, and had already honed her skills as a talented painter by working with her brothers. Her paint style is intricate and precise, with a lovely sense of the shading of colors. Together Damian and Beatriz make a powerful force in the world of Oaxacan wood carvings! The shading of colors on this bull frog is just beautiful! You can readily see the masterful painting touch that Beatriz adds to this spectacular carvings! Full of intricacy, whimsy and fun! I just love the swollen vocal pouch on his throat giving the sense that the male frog is croaking or signing to attract the female frogs, the alert eyes, and the awesome feet, as well as the incredible shading of colors in this piece. This carving is signed by the artist, and there are no removable parts. Learn More

  10. Oaxacan Wood Carving Big Horn Sheep David Fabian And Yesenia Salgado Museum Quality Artist Collaboration With .925 Sterling Silver Oaxaca Filigree Work

    Oaxacan Wood Carving Big Horn Sheep David Fabian And Yesenia Salgado Museum Quality Artist Collaboration With .925 Sterling Silver Oaxaca Filigree Work

    $595.00
    Yesenia Salgado Tellez is a highly skilled metal worker who creates masterful sterling silver pieces in the ancient and disappearing filigree jewelry style that Oaxaca, Mexico was previously known for. Yesenia melts her own silver and crafts the sheets and wires and silver solder to her exacting specifications. She uses the wire to individually craft each tiny part of the design of her pieces, then solders them together on top of a piece of specially made charcoal. Each piece is handcrafted with love and tradition... and tons of labor! She is a powerful and talented voice for the importance of preserving folk art traditions that are rapidly being replaced with the mass production of products without a human hand, nor a spirit of creativity behind them. At only 29 years of age, and the youngest member of her family, she is already winning awards for her precise and lovely silversmithing. She began metalsmithing at only sixteen years of age! With her own hands she is able to craft a gorgeous range of jewelry that pays homage to her ancestors and the traditions that were passed on to her by her very own parents. David Fabian is a highly skilled young carver from the well known Fabian Family who live in the village of San Martin Tilcajete. He is known for his intricate one piece carvings that are full of a difficult to achieve sense of movement. As a young carver, he is somewhat of a hidden talent to collectors. It is always fun to discover new talent, so we are so happy to now carry his work. This carving is divine, and we first thought it was the work of a much older carver! We just love the beauty of pieces done in collaboration with artists, especially when both artists are from such different mediums as in this piece! It is a very unique one of a kind museum quality piece that represents two of the lovely Mexican Folk Art traditions to be.found within the state of Oaxaca, Mexico. This truly is a very special piece! The carving of the curling horns alone make this a beautiful carving, but then they are perfectly accented by the individually crafted silver pieces from Yesenia Salgado. Instead of overwhelming the piece, the silverwork complements it perfectly, and raises the piece to museum quality. I also love the sense of movement in the hooves and tail, as well as the protruding chest. And the face is adorable! If you are looking for a museum quality collector's item that you will not see everywhere, then this piece is a must buy! Learn More

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