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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, Oaxacan Wood Carving by Blas Family, wingspan 8.5-inch
Wooden butterfly, a Oaxacan alebrije is made by Rogelio Blas. Signed by artist, Rogelio Blas F.

Multicolored, hand-painted butterfly measures 6 inches long with 8.5" wingspan. Wings and legs detach for shipping.
SKU: WD-5_10
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Butterfly Alebrije, Oaxacan Wood Carving, 7-inch long
Hand-painted in shades of purple, blue and yellow, wooden butterfly is by Oaxaca carver Rogelio Blas. Signed by Artist.

Butterfly measures 9" wide by 7" long. Wings and legs detach for shipping.
SKU: WD-5_09
Butterfly, Oaxacan Wood Carving, by Blas Family, wing-span 8 inches
Oaxacan wood carving by Rogelio Blas F. Wings, legs and antennae detach for shipping.

SIZE: Wingspan is 8 inches wide, on this hand-painted, one-of-a-kind butterfly.
SKU: WD-5_03
Dragonfly Alebrije by Blas family, 11-inch long, 4 wings
Oaxacan carving by Rogelio Blas

Measures 11 inches long by 10" wide. Wings, legs and antennae detach for shipping
SKU: WD-5_01
Dragonfly Alebrije by Blas Family, red/yellow, 10-inch long, 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
Grasshopper, Blas Alebrije, blue/orange, 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
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. Signed by Rogelio Blas.
SKU: wd-5_11
Guisano On Leaf, Oaxacan Wood Carving, 7-inch long
Guisano worm on leaf, a Oaxacan wood carving by Blas Alebrijes

Guisano on leaf measures 7 inches long.
SKU: WD-5_08
Original price: $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
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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
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, 9-inch long
Wasp figurine handcrafted in Oaxaca by Blas Alebrijes family, carved of copal wood.

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