Folk Art Wood Sculpture(174 items)
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Featured Reviews on Folk Art Wood Sculpture
This prickly character is so clever. I bought one for a gift...then had to have one for myself. Thank you to the fun artist!
I absolutely love this colorful rabbit. It is beautifully carved by the artist. I have it prominently displayed in our family room where it is admired. I would highly recommend this carving to others.
This delicate piece arrived lovingly packed and in perfect condition. The art is extraordinary. I love it. Thank you
Zeny and Reyna Handcrafted alebrije sculptures
"When she told us this we felt a great sense of satisfaction, we had no idea how much we could help someone – a child – through our art."
Popular Folk Art Wood Sculpture
Handmade Quetzal Wood Alebrije Sculpture, "Psychedelic Quetzal"
Colorful though they may be, real quetzals have nothing on this wonderful sculpture from Mexico's Teresita Gonzalez. The artisan paints the copal wood bird meticulously by hand in a rainbow of colors. Small parts are separated for shipping to protect from breakage.
The folk art tradition of alebrijes dates back to the 1930's in Mexico City. A man named Pedro Linares was taken ill, and in his fevered dreams he saw a strange land populated with curious creatures--a donkey with wings, a rooster with bull's horns, and a lion with the head of a dog. The beasts all ran at him, shouting "alebrije! alebrije!". Upon his recovery, Linares began recreating the fantastical creatures he had seen in his dream. The art form gained popularity, and alebrijes are now made of wood as well as papier mache.
Copal Wood Dragon Alebrije Sculpture in Red and Orange, "Mexican Dragon in Red"
A fire-breathing dragon in colors of orange and red spreads its wings in this Mexican sculpture, making a charming addition to any home. Mexican couple Zeny and Reyna celebrate the artistic traditions of their country, crafting the dragon from copal wood and maguey plant fibers in the style of sculptures, adding beautiful hand-painted motifs. Small parts are separated for shipping to protect from breakage.
Wood Giraffe Figurine Sculpture Artisan Crafted in Mexico, "My Curious Giraffe"
A curious little giraffe looks to the heavens in this endearing copal wood figurine from Mexico. Zeny and Reyna carve the sculpture by hand and paint it with exquisite detail. The giraffe's tail is braided with maguey fibers, which are somewhat coarse since they are not treated. Small parts are separated for shipping to protect from breakage.
Mexican Alebrije Cat Sculpture, "Playful Blue Kitten"
A whimsical blue kitten romps and plays. Zeny and Reyna transform found pieces of copal wood into a delightful cat. These fanciful sculptures are a traditional folk art in Oaxaca, once based on twenty totems but today representing all kinds of animals. They take their name from a Calo gypsy word for "something difficult, tangled, confusing or fantastic."
Because each alebrije is an individually created work of folk art, shapes will vary slightly. Small parts are separated for shipping to protect from breakage.