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Cats and Dogs

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, features cat and dog figures. The carvings are one-of-a-kind, carved by hand and signed by the artists. We feature the work of renowned Mexican folk art makers such as Lauro Ramirez, Arsenio Morales, Roberta Angeles, Juventino Melchor and the Tribus Mixes collective. Each carver has a distinctive style. Sometimes, you can tell the artist by the eyes. Lauro Ramirez and his wife Griselda make carvings with expressive faces and friendly eyes. Arsenio Morales used black, glass eyes in most of his carvings. The Tribus Mixes pieces are often distinguished by their raised, textured paint patterns. Cheerful and colorful cats and dogs are probably the most popular of all the Oaxacan woodcarvings.

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Akita, Japanese Hunting Dog, 5-inch
Oaxacan carving by Juventino Melchor

Akita, Japanese bear hunting dog, measures 5 inches long
SKU: WD-2_19
$69.00
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American Pit Bull Dog, Oaxacan Wood Carving, black/blue spots, 6-inch long
Black and blue Pit Bull, Oaxacan wood carving figurine by Juventino Melchor

Dog measures 6 inches long by 5 inches tall. Signed by the artist.
SKU: WD-2_11
$85.00
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American Pit Bull Dog, Oaxacan Wood Carving, black/grey, 6.5-inch long
Oaxacan wood carving handmade by Juventino Melchor
Measures 6 inches long by 2" wide. Signed by artist.
SKU: WD-2_15
$79.00
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American Pit Bull Dog, Oaxacan Wood Carving, black/purple, 6.5-inch long
Oaxacan wood carving by Juventino Melchor
Dog measures 6 1/2 inches long by 5 inches tall. Signed by artist.
SKU: WD-2_02
$79.00
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American Pit Bull Dog, Oaxacan Wood Carving, grey/black/white, 6.5-inch long
American Pit Bull wood sculpture, Oaxacan Carving by Juventino Melchor.

Dog measures 6 1/2 inches long by 5" tall. Signed by the artist.
SKU: WD-2_24
$79.00
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Cat Alebrije By Roberta Angeles, laying, red 5.5-inch long
Oaxacan woodcarving by Roberta Angeles Ojeda. Tail detaches for shipping.

Laying, red cat measures 5.5 inches long. Signed by the artist.
SKU: WD-2_08
$45.00
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Cat Alebrije, sitting tilted, lavender 4.5-inch
Oaxacan wood carving alebrije, signed by Roberta Angeles

Cat measures 4.5 inches tall. The tail detaches for shipping.
SKU: WD-2_05
$45.00
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Cat Alebrije, sitting tilted, red 4.5-inch
Curious red cat, hand-painted with floral design by Roberta Angeles. Signed by the artist.

Cat measures 5 inches tall. Tail detaches for shipping.
SKU: WD-2_25
$45.00
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Cat Sitting, green, by Roberta Angeles, 5-inch
Sitting cat Oaxacan wood carving is by Roberta Angeles

Green cat measures 5" tall. Signed by artist.
SKU: WD-2_20
$45.00
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Cat, Brown, Alebrije by Mario and Reina Castellanos, 8-inch
Frisky, brown cat handcrafted in Oaxaca by Mario and Reina Castellanos, 8-inch

Unique cat is signed by the artists. Tail detaches for safe shipping.
SKU: WD-2_03
$195.00
Original price: $280.00
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Chihuahua #2, Oaxacan Carving by Tribus Mixes, 9-inch
Dog with bone, Oaxacan wood carving by Taller Tribus Mixes. One of a kind dog is signed by the artist.

Chihuahua measures 9.5 inches tall by 7 inches wide. Little, curly tail detaches for shipping.
SKU: WD-7_073
$159.00
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Chihuahua #3, Oaxacan Carving by Tribus Mixes, 9-inch
Dog with bone, Oaxacan wood carving by Taller Tribus Mixes. One of a kind dog is signed by the artist.

Chihuahua measures 9 inches tall by 7.5 inches wide. Little, curled tail detaches for shipping.
SKU: WD-7_074
$159.00
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Chihuahua Alebrije by Mario Castellanos, 9-inch long
Oaxacan woodcarving by Mario Castellanos

Chihuahua is carved from one piece of wood. It measures 9 inches long by 7" tall.
SKU: WD-2_09
$270.00
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Chihuahua by Mario Castellanos
Chihuahua dog in brown, red and blue patterns, handmade in Oaxaca by Taller de Mario Castellanos

Dog alebrije measures 7 inches long by 7" tall by 4" wide.
SKU: WD-2_06
$245.00
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Chihuahua, Oaxaca Alebrije Carving, 7-inch long
Oaxacan wood carving handmade by Taller de Mario Castellanos

Chihuahua, painted in shades of lavender and green, measures 7 inches long by 7 inches tall.
SKU: WD-2_01
$295.00
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Chuhuahua #1, Oaxacan Carving by Tribus Mixes, 9-inch tall
Chihuahua and bone, a Oaxacan wood carving by Taller Tribus Mixes

Dog figurine measures 9.5 inches tall by 6 inches long
SKU: WD-7_072
$140.00
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Curious Cat sitting with tilted head, blue, by Roberta Angeles, 3.5-inch
Oaxacan wood carving by Roberta Angeles. Signed by artist

Little cat measures 3.5 inches tall.
SKU: WD-2_17
$35.00
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Dingo Dog Alebrije by Tribus Mixes, brown, 8-inches long
Oaxacan carving on hard cedar wood by Taller Tribus Mixes. Signed by the workshop.

Brown and white, hand=painted Dingo figurine measures 10 inches tall by 7 inches long. Tail detaches for shipping.
SKU: WD-7_026
$145.00
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Dog Alebrije By Roberta Angeles, sitting 5-inch tall
Sitting, turquoise dog alebrije is by Oaxacan carver Roberta Angeles.

Dog measures 5 inches tall. Tail detaches for shipping. Signed by the artist.
SKU: WD-2_12
$45.00
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Dog Nahual Angel, 9-inch
Oaxacan carving of copal wood by Avelino Perez

Angel measures 9 inches tall and is signed by the artist.
SKU: WD-6_02
$109.00
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