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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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American Pit Bull Dog, Oaxacan Wood Carving, black/blue, 6.5-inch long
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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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
$75.00
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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
$75.00
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American Pit Bull Dog, Oaxacan Wood Carving, brown/spots, 6.5-inch long
Oaxacan wood carving by Juventino Melchor
Dog measures 6 1/2 inches long by 2" wide. Signed.
SKU: WD-2_11
$75.00
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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
$245.00
Original price: $320.00
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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 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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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 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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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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MINI CARVING - Horse Alebrije, multi-colors, 2-inch
Mini horse wood carving by Joaquin Hernandez in San Martin Tilcajete, near Oaxaca.
Tiny horse 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_09
$8.95
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MINI CARVING Stocking Stuffer - Cat Alebrije, 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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MINI CARVINGS, Stocking Stufers, Cat and Dog 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. Each packed separately in a tiny, sealed plastic bag
SKU: WD-8_29
$13.95
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Nahual Cat Saxophonist, Oaxacan Wood Carving, 7.5-inch tall
Nahual Cat Oaxacan carving by Juventino Melchor
Measures 7 1/2 inches tall. Cats are hand-crafted figures, each painted in a different color pattern. Yours may not match the images shown.
SKU: WD-6_17
$59.00
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Nahual Dog Drummer, 7-inch
Oaxacan carving by Juventino Melchor

Drumming Dog Nahual measures 7 inches tall
SKU: WD-6_08
$59.00
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Red Dingo, Wood Carved Animal by Tribus Mixes, 7-inch long
Oaxacan carving by Tribus Mixes Collective

Dingo wild dog measures 7 inches long by 9 1/2 inches tall.
SKU: WD-7_025
$145.00
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White Chihuahua, Alebrije by Taller de Mario Castellanos 10-inch tall
Oaxacan wood carving alebrije signed by Taller de Mario Castellanos.

Dog figurine measures 10 inches tall by 9 inches long by 5 inches wide. It is carved from one piece of copal; tail does not detach.
SKU: WD-2_04
$179.00
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