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Insects

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, Oaxacan Wood Carving by Blas Family, green
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
$49.00
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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
$49.00
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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
$45.00
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Dragonfly Alebrije by Blas family, 10-inch long, 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
$59.00
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Dragonfly Alebrije by Blas Family, red/yellow, 10-inch long
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
$59.00
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Grasshopper, Blas Alebrije, blue/purple, 9.5-inch long
Grasshopper wood carving by Rogelio Blas, signed by the artist
Grasshopper measures 9.5 inches long. Parts removavle for safe shipping
SKU: WD-5_12
$59.00
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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
$59.00
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Guisano On Leaf, Oaxacan Wood Carving, 7-inch long
Guisano worm on leaf by Blas Alebrijes
Guisano on leaf measures 7 inches long by 7.5" tall
SKU: WD-5_08
$59.00
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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
$59.00
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Scorpion, Oaxacan Wood Carving by Blas family, 7-inch long
Oaxacan wood carving by M. Carmela Blas.
Measures 7 inches long by 8 wide. Legs and claws detach for shipping.
SKU: WD-5_04
$59.00
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Wasp #1, wooden figure
Oaxacan carving by Tribus Mixes Collective
SIZE: 6 inches long by 7 inches wide
SKU: WD-7_017
$49.00
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WASP. Oaxacan Wood Carving By Blas Alebrijes, 9-inch long
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
$29.00
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