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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 wood carvings, features all fur-bearing creatures, except cats and dogs. Take a look at our selection of colorful bats, with their spread wings and friendly faces, by carver Lauro Ramirez. The upbeat, pink coyote is by Juventino Melchor. Carver Arsenio Morales, whose figures all have black, glass eyes, is represented here by his otters, monkeys and his whimsical, big-eared rabbits. Our range of mammal wood carvings runs from inexpensive, little rats to the majestic white rhinoceros and peacock carvings made by the Tribus Mixes Collective.


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Hanging Bat Alebrije, by Blas family, 11-inch wingspan
Hanging bat Oaxacan wood carving by Rogelio Blas F.

Bat is 7 inches tall with 11 inch wingspan. Carving comes with fishline attached. Wings detach for shipping.
SKU: WD-1_025
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Hanging Bat, Oaxacan Wood Carving, grey/blue
Oaxacan woodcarving by Rogelio Blas F. in Oaxaca
SIZE: 7 inches tall with 12-inch wingspan. Wings detach for safe shipping.
SKU: WD-1_014
MINI CARVINGS - Pair of Pigs, 2 1/2-inch
Little Oaxacan wood carving alebrijes handmade in Mexico. Set of Two.

Each pig measures 2.5 inches long. Slightly larger than our other mini carvings. Not signed.
SKU: WD-1_048
Nahual Bat, wood carving, green wings, 12-inch wide
Oaxacan carving by Lauro Ramirez and Griselda Morales

Wooden bat measures 5.5 inches tall with 12" wingspan
SKU: WD-1_004
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Otter, Oaxacan Wood Carving, by Mario Castellanos, 7-inch long
Oaxacan wood carving by Mario and Reina Castellanos
Otter measures 7 inches long.
SKU: WD-1_059
Pegasus Winged Horse, wood carved animal, black/silver/white, 18-inches tall
Oaxacan carving handmade by Tribus Mixes Collective. Painted in intricate patterns using black and white, and metallic silver and gold paints.

Measures 18 inches tall at tip of wing feather, by 13" long; wingspan is 21 inches. Wings and feathers detach for shipping.
SKU: WD-7_024
Original price: $325.00
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Porcupine, Oaxaca Alebrije, blue body, black quills 6.5-inch
Oaxacan wood carving porcupine by Josue Ortocha

Porcupine with blue body and black quills measures 6 1/2 inch long.
SKU: WD-1_054
Porcupine, Oaxaca Alebrije, blue quills lavender body, 6.5-inch
Porcupine Wood Carving handmade in Oaxaca by Josue Ortocha

Lavender colored porcupine with blue, pink and white quills measures 6.5 inches long.
SKU: WD-1_060
Porcupine, Oaxaca Alebrije, blue quills, fuchsia body, 3.5-inch
Oaxacan woodcarving by Josue Ortocha
SIZE: 3.5 inches long.
SKU: WD-1_052
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Porcupine, Oaxaca Alebrije, green quills, 6.5-inch
Oaxacan wood carving alebrije by Josue Ortocha. Created from copal wood and pine toothpicks.

Measures 6 1/2 inches long. Signed by the artist.
SKU: WD-1_072
Porcupine, Oaxaca Alebrije, green quills, 6.5-inch
Oaxacan woodcarving alebrije by Josue Ortoha

Black porcupine with green quills measures 6.5 inches in diameter. Signed by the artist.
SKU: WD-1_076
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Porcupine, Oaxaca Alebrije, orange quills, 6.5-inch
Oaxacan woodcarving by Josue Ortocha.
Porcupine measures 6.5 inches in diameter
SKU: WD-1_053
Porcupine, Oaxaca Alebrije, yellow quills, 6.5-inch
Oaxacan carving by Josue Ortocha
Porcupine measures 6.5 inches long
SKU: WD-1_073
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Porcupine, Oaxacan Wood Carving, blue quills, 3.5-inch diameter
Oaxacan wood carving by Josue Ortocha. Quills are blue, body colors vary.
Porcupine is 3 1/2 inches in diameter.
SKU: WD-1_051
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Porcupine, Oaxacan Wood Carving, lavender quills, 3.5 inch diameter
Wooden porcupine figure handmade in Oaxaca, Mexico by Josue Ortocha
Measures 3 1/2 inches long. Quills are lavender mix, body is black.
SKU: WD-1_028
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Porcupine, Oaxacan Wood Carving, yellow quills, 3.5-inch diameter
Oaxacan wood carving figure by Josue Ortocha. Yellow quills on bodies of varying colors.
Porcupine measures 3.5 inch in diameter.
SKU: WD-1_050
Rabbit Alebrije with Big Ears, blue/yellow, 11-inch
Oaxacan rabbit wood carving by Arsenio Morales
Rabbit measures 11 inches tall.
SKU: WD-1_069
Rabbit Alebrije with big ears, grey/white, 11-inch
Rabbit wood sculpture is by Arsenio Morales in Oaxaca

Big-eared rabbit with glass eyes measures 11 inches tall.
SKU: WD-1_031
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Rabbit Alebrije with Big Ears, purple/white, 9.5-inch
Oaxacan wood carving with glass eyes, by Arsenio Morales

Big-eared rabbit measures 9.5 inches in height. Signed by the artist.
SKU: WD-1_068
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RABBIT ALEBRIJE Wood Carving, 9-inch
Oaxacan carving by Lauro Ramirez

Rabbit measures 9 inches tall by 6 1/2 inches long. Tail detaches.
SKU: WD-1_012
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