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Nahuals

Oaxacan Wood Carvings

Hand-carved and then painted in cheerful colors, these alebrije carvings are the most sought-after folk art in Mexico. Each finely-crafted sculpture reflects its maker's talent and imagination. We buy our figurines directly from carvers living in villages of the Oaxaca valley. Most are signed by the artists. In most wood-carving families, the husband does the carving and whittling, children sand the figurines to a smooth finish, and it is often the wives who paint the finely-detailed patterns. The realm of Oaxacan woodcarving reflects the best of Mexico's wonderful, "made-by-hand" artistic traditions. For more details, download our promotional flyer at this link.

This subcategory of collectible Oaxacan woodcarvings, signed by the artists, features human figures, angels and animals with human faces (nahuals).

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Animal Musicos Band, 6-piece, #1
Set of 6 animal musicos Oaxacan carvings by Juventino Melchor
Each figure measures about 7 inches tall.
SKU: WD-6_01
$235.00
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Animal Musicos Band, Oaxaca Alebrije Carvings, 6-piece, #2
Band of Nahual animal musicians by Juventino Melchor in Oaxaca, Mexico
Each musician measures about 7 inches tall. Band consists of Dalmatian, cat, elephant, ape, toucan and owl musicians
SKU: WD-6_11
$235.00
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Dancing Chicken Nahuals
Oaxacan woodcarving by Ventura Fabien
Measures 7.5 inches tall
SKU: WD-6_12
$89.00
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Nahual Bear Sax Player
Oaxacan carving by Juventino Melchor
Measures 7 1/2 inches tall
SKU: WD-6_08
$59.00
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Nahual Bear Saxophonist
Oaxacan wood carving by Juventino Melchor
Measures 7 inches tall. One-of-a-kind and signed by artist.
SKU: WD-6_04
$59.00
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Nahual Cat Saxophonist, Oaxacan Wood Carving
Nahual Cat Oaxacan carving by Juventino Melchor
Measures 7 1/2 inches tall. Cats are hand-crafted figures, in various colors.
SKU: WD-6_17
$59.00
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Nahual Dog Tuba Player, Oaxacan Wood Carving
Dog musician tuba player, a Oaxacan nahual wood carving by Juventino Melchor
Measures 9 1/2 inches tall
SKU: WD-6_09
$59.00
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Nahual Rabbit Marimba Band
Rabbits Marimba Band. Oaxacan carving by Juventino Melchor.
SIZE: 4 rabbits each measure 9 inches tall
SKU: WD-6_05
$225.00
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Nahual Skeleton Lion Musician, Oaxacan wood carving
Skeleton Nahual lion figure by Norberto Fabian
Measures 5 inches tall.
SKU: WD-6_10
$59.00
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Nahual Toucan Playing Maracas, Oaxacan Wood Carving
Oaxacan carving by Juventino Melchor
Measures 7.5 inches tall
SKU: WD-6_13
$59.00
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Rabbit Musician, Alebrije Carving
Nahual rabbit clarinetist carving by Juventino Melchor
Rabbit measures 8 inches tall. Signed by the artist.
SKU: WD-6_16
$59.00
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Tiger Mermaid, Oaxaca Alebrije Carving
Oaxacan Wood Carving byFlor Y Abad Xuana
Measures 6 inches long by 5" tall
SKU: WD-6_15
$89.00
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