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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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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
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, 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
Armadillo, Oaxaca Alebrije, black/lavender, 5-inch
Oaxacan woodcarving by Victoriano Ramirez

Measures 4.5 inches long, plus detachable tail
SKU: WD-1_049
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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, 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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Armadillo by Tribus Mixes, Oaxacan Wood Carving, purple face, 8 1/2-inch long
Oaxacan wood carving by Tribus Mixes Collective
SIZE: 8 inches long, nose to tip of tail.
SKU: WD-7_055
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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Armadillo Alebrije by Tribus Mixes, grey, 10.5-inch long
Oaxacan carving by Taller Tribus Mixes. Signe. Tail detaches for shipping.

Armadillo head and body measures 6.5 inches long. Add 4" more with removable tail.
SKU: WD-7_042
Armadillo By Tribus Mixes, Oaxaca Alebrije Carving, white/yellow, 8 1/2-inch long
Oaxacan carving by Tribus Mixes artists collective

Armadillo measures 5 inches long, plus detachable, 3.5-inch tail.
SKU: WD-7_001
Armadillo by Tribus Mixes, Oaxacan Wood Carving, orange face, 10-inch long
Spotted armadillo Oaxacan carving by Raller Tribus Mixes. Signed.

SIZE: Head and body measure 6.6 inches long, plus 3.5-inch, detachable tail
SKU: WD-7_010
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Coyote, Oaxaca Alebrije, pink, 8.5-inch tall
Oaxacan carving alebrije by Juventino Melchor Angeles.

Pink coyote measures 8.5 inches tall by 5.5" long. Tail detaches for shipping. Signed by the artist
SKU: WD-1_009
Armadillo, Blas Alebrije
Oaxacan wood carving by Blas family alebrijes

Armadillo measures 8 inches tall by 10 inches long. Ears, hands and tail detach for shipping.
SKU: WD-1_046
Armadillo, standing, Oaxacan Wood Carving by Blas Alebrijes, 12-inch
Oaxacan woodcarving Alebrije by Rogelio Blas F.

Armadillo measures 8 inches tall by 12 inches long with tail. Parts detach for safe shipping. Paint colors and patterns may vary from the carving shown.
SKU: WD-1_040
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