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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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Rabbit alebrije, purple/white, 11-inch tall
Oaxacan woodcarving by Arsenio Morales
SIZE: 11 inches tall
SKU: WD-1_075
Rabbit Wood Carving, orange eyes
White rabbit Oaxacan carving by Lauro Ramires and Griselda Morales

Rabbit measures 9 1/2 inches tall by 4.5 inches long.
SKU: WD-1_006
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Rabbit, Oaxacan Wood Carving, 7.5 inches tall
Oaxacan carving by Taller de Mario Castellanos

Rabbit alebrije measures 7 1/2 inches tall by 5 1/2" long
SKU: WD-1_007
Rabbit, Oaxacan Wood Carving, blue/yellow, 17-inch
Oaxacan carving by Arsenio Morales, blue/yellow rabbit with glass eyes.

Rabbit measures 17.5 inches tall and is signed by the artist.
SKU: WD-1_083
Rabbit, white with mustard-yellow ears
Oaxacan carving by Lauro Ramirez and Griselda Morales.
Rabbit measures 6 inches long by 8 1/2" tall.
SKU: WD-1_039
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Rat Alebrije, bronze accent, 4-inch tall
Oaxacan carving on hard wood, by Tribus Mixes Collective

Rat measures 4 inches tall, with a long, detachable tail.
SKU: WD-7_033
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Running Rabbit Alebrije, by Tribus Mixes, black/silver/white, 5-inch long
Running rabbit alebrije, Oaxacan carving by Tribus Mixes Collective. Ears and tail detach for shipping.
Rabbit measures 6 inches tall by 5 inches long. Signed by artist.
SKU: WD-7_027
Running Rabbit Alebrije, tan
Oaxacan wood carving by Taller Tribus Mixes

Rabbit measures 5 inches long. Ears detach for safe shipping.
SKU: WD-7_028
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Running Rabbit Oaxaca Alebrije by Tribus Mixes, gold, black, white 5.5-inch long
Oaxacan carving by Tribus Mixes Collective

Running, tan rabbit measures 5.5inches long by 6.5 inches tall. Signed by Tribus Mixes. Ears and tail detach for shipping.
SKU: WD-7_045
Sitting Rabbit Alebrije, white/lavender
Oaxaca carving by Lauro Ramirez and Griselda Ramirez

Standing rabbit measures 8 inches tall.
SKU: WD-1_017
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Sitting Rabbit, blue/black/white, alebrije by Tribus Mixes, 13-inch tall
Hefty rabbit with intricate hand-painted pattern, made in Oaxaca by Taller Tribus Mixes.

Rabbit measures 13 inches tall by 8" long; ears and tail detach for shipping.
SKU: WD-7_084
White Chihuahua, Alebrije by Taller de Mario Castellanos 10-inch tall
Oaxacan wood carving alebrije signed by Taller de Mario Castellanos.

Dog figurine measures 10 inches tall by 9 inches long by 5 inches wide. It is carved from one piece of copal; tail does not detach.
SKU: WD-2_04
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