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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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Dog, American Pit Bull, black/purple
Oaxacan wood carving by Juventino Melchor
Dog measures 6 1/2 inches long by 5 inches tall. Signed by artist.
SKU: WD-2_02
$85.00
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Cat on Couch
Cat and couch combo, handmade in Oaxaca by El Sueno Zapoteco
The couch measures 6 1/2 inches long; the cat is 3 inches.
SKU: WD-2_03
$79.00
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Cat, red, by Roberta Angeles
Oaxacan woodcarving by Roberta Angeles Ojeda. Tail detaches for shipping
Measures 5 inches tall by 5.5" long
SKU: WD-2_08
$45.00
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Dog, American pit Bull with Collar, Oaxacan Wood Carving, brown/spots
Oaxacan wood carving by Juventino Melchor
Dog measures 6 1/2 inches long by 2" wide. Signed.
SKU: WD-2_11
$85.00
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Cat, Oaxaca Alebrije Carving, red, by Roberta Angeles
Oaxacan wood carving by Roberta Angeles
Curious cat is 5 1/2 inches tall. Tail detaches for shipping
SKU: WD-2_14
$45.00
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Dog, American Pit Bull, Oaxacan Wood Carving, black/grey
Oaxacan wood carving handmade by Juventino Melchor
Measures 6 inches long by 2" wide. Signed by artist.
SKU: WD-2_15
$85.00
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Dog, American Pit Bull, Oaxacan Wood Carving, blue
Oaxacan dog carving by Juventino Melchor
Measures 6 inches long. Signed by artist.
SKU: WD-2_21
$69.00
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Dog, American Pit Bull, Oaxacan Wood Carving, grey/blue
Oaxacan carving by Juventino Melchor
Measures 6 inches long by 5" tall.
SKU: WD-2_22
$85.00
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Dog, American Pit Bull w/Collar, Oaxacan Wood Carving, black and blue
Put 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
$75.00
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Cat, Oaxaca Alebrije Carving, green, by Roberta Angels
Sitting, green cat is by Roberta Angeles.
Cat measures 5 1/2 inch tall. Tail detaches for shipping.
SKU: WD-2_26
$45.00
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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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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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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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Red Dog, Oaxacan Carving by Tribus Mixes
Oaxacan carving by Tribus Mixes Collective

Dog measures 7 inches long by 9 1/2 inches tall.
SKU: WD-7_025
$145.00
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Dog Alebrije, tan
Oaxacan carving by Tribus Mixes collective.
Dog measures 10 inches tall by 8 inches long. Signed by the artist.
SKU: WD-7_026
$145.00
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Boxer Dog with Bone
Oaxacan carving by Tribus Mixes Collective
Boxer measures 8 inches long by 8 1/2 inches tall at ears.
SKU: WD-7_034
$135.00
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Dog, Boxer w/Bone, Oaxacan Wood Carving, red
Oaxacan carving by Tribus Mixes collective.
Measures 9 inches long with bone, by 8" tall.
SKU: WD-7_071
$135.00
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Cat wood carving, white
Oaxacan carving by Tribus Mixes collective
SIZE: 8 inches tall by 6" wide. Tail detaches for shipping
SKU: WD-7_075
$139.00
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MINI CARVINGS, Cat and Dog, Oaxacan Alebrijes
Miniature Oaxacan carvings, set of one cat and one dog. Hand-crafted items, colors may vary from pictures.
Each figure measures about 2 inches long.
SKU: WD-8_29
$14.95
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MINI CARVING - Cat Alebrije, multi-colors, 2-inch
Mini cat wood carving by Joaquin Hernandez in San Martin Tilcajete, near Oaxaca.
Tiny cat measures 2 inches tall by 1 3/4" wide. Each is one-of-a-kind, hand-painted in an array of colors and designs.
SKU: WD-8_34
$8.95
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