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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 insect carvings, signed by the artists, includes butterflies, bees, mosquitos and grasshoppers.


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Butterfly Alebrije, green by Blas Family
Wooden butterfly Oaxacan alebrije is made by Rogelio Blas. Signed by artist.
Butterfly measures 5 1/2 inches long by 5" tall with 7" wingspan. Wings and legs detach for shipping.
SKU: WD-5_10
Butterfly Alebrije, Oaxacan Wood Carving, by Blas Family
Multicolored, wooden butterfly is by Oaxaca carver Rogelio Blas. Signed by Artist.
Butterfly measures 5 1/2 inches tall by 5" wide by 5 1'2" long. Wings and legs detach for shipping.
SKU: WD-5_09
Butterfly, Oaxacan Wood Carving, by Blas Family
Oaxacan wood carving by Paulino Blas
SIZE: Wingspan is 7 inches wide, by 7" long
SKU: WD-5_03
Dragonfly by Blas Family, red/yellow, 10-inch, 4 wings
Oaxacan woodcarving by Rogelio Blas F. Signed by the artist.

Dragonfly measures 10 inches long by 12" wide by 5" in height. Legs and wings detach for shipping.
SKU: WD-5_05
Dragonfly, by Blas family, 10-inch 2 wings
Oaxacan carving by Rogelio Blas
Measures 10 inches long by 10" wide. Wings, legs and antennae detach for shipping
SKU: WD-5_01
Grasshopper, red/orange, Blas Alebrije, 9.5-inch long
Colorful grasshopper alebrije carving by Rogelio Blas

Wooden grasshopper Oaxacan carving measures 9.5 inches long, with 9.5 inch wing span.
SKU: wd-5_11
Guisano Worm on Leaf, Oaxacan Wood Carving
Oaxacan Wood Carving is handmade by Blas family
Measures 6 inches long
SKU: WD-5_07
Honeybee, Oaxacan Wood Carving by Blas Family
Oaxaca woodcarving by Blas family
Bee measures 8 inches long by 8.5 tall
SKU: WD-5_02
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Oaxacan Wood Carving, by Blas Family
Wasp Oaxacan carving handmade by Blas family
SIZE: 9 inches long, including antennae. Legs and wings remove for safe shipping
SKU: WD-5_06
Scorpion, Oaxacan Wood Carving by Blas family
Oaxacan wood carving by M. Carmela Blas. Each one is unique in color and paint patterns.
Measures 7 inches long by 8 wide. Legs and claws detach for shipping.
SKU: WD-5_04
Wasp #1, wooden figure
Oaxacan carving by Tribus Mixes Collective
SIZE: 6 inches long by 7 inches wide
SKU: WD-7_017
WASP. Oaxacan Wood Carving By Blas Alebrijes
Wasp figurine handcrafted in Oaxaca by Blas Alebrijes family

SIZE: 9 inches long, including antennae. Legs and wings remove for safe shipping
SKU: WD-5_13
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