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Oaxacan Wood Carvings

Hand-carved and then hand-painted brilliant colors and minute detail, these alebrije carvings are the most sought-after folk art in Mexico. Each finely-crafted sculpture reflects its maker's talent, imagination and creativity. We buy the figurines here directly from the renowned carvers living in villages of the Oaxaca valley. Our carvings are signed by the artists. Many of our customers are collectors who prize their whimsical features and one-of-a-kind originality. 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 devise the patterns and apply the paint. 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 by Blas Family
Oaxacan wood carving by Paulino Blas
SIZE: Wingspan is 7 inches wide, by 7" long
SKU: WD-5_03
Butterfly, blue-lavender, by Blas Family
Wooden butterfly is by Rogelio Blas. Signed by Artist.
Red 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, 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
Dragonfly by Blas Family, red, 8-inch, 4 wings
Oaxacan woodcarving by Rogelio Blas F. Signed by the artist.
SIZE: 8 inches long by 8" wide. Legs and wings detach for shipping.
SKU: WD-5_05
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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, by Rogelio Blas F.
Grasshopper by Blas family in Oaxaca. Legs, wings, antennae detach for shipping.
Grasshopper measures 6 inches long by 5 inches wide.
SKU: WD-5_08
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Guisano Worm on leaf
Oaxacan Wood Carving is handmade by Blas family
Measures 6 inches long
SKU: WD-5_07
Honeybee by Blas Family
Oaxaca woodcarving by Blas family
Bee measures 8 inches long by 8.5 tall
SKU: WD-5_02
Praying Mantis, green
Oaxacan carving on hard cedar wood, by Tribus Mixes Collective
SIZE: 11 inches tall by 11" long. Wings and antennae detach for shipping
SKU: WD-7_049
Praying Mantis, white
Oaxacan wood carving handmade by Tribus Mixes Collective
SIZE: 11.5 inches tall x 10" long. Wings and antennae detach for safe shipping.
SKU: WD-7_014
Scorpion, 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 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
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