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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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Bear, Oaxacan Wood Carving, 8-inch long
Oaxacan carving by Taller de Mario Castellanos

Brown bear alebrije measures 8 inches long by 5.5 inches tall.
SKU: WD-1_001
Chupacabra Wood Carved Animal #1, by Blas Alebrijes, 14-inch long
Chupacabra, a legendary folkloric blood-sucking creature, Oaxacan woodcarving by Rogelio Blas F.

Chupacabra measures 14 inches long by 9 inches tall, with a width of 9 inches. Wings, tail detach for shipping. Handcrafted in the Sierra Norte Mtns., north of Oaxaca, by the renowned Blas Alebrijes family.
SKU: WD-1_002
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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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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
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
Bat Alebrije #3 by Blas family, Oaxacan wood carving, 10-inch long
Oaxacan woodcarving handcrafted by Rogelio Blas

Bat poised for flight is 8 inches tall by 9 inches long. Wingspan is 7 inches.
SKU: WD-1_011
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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
Bat, Oaxacan Wood Carving, grey/orange, 14-inch wingspan
Oaxacan woodcarving by Lauro Ramirez and Griselda Morales

Wooden bat measures 6 inches tall with 14" wingspan
SKU: WD-1_013
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
Bat Alebrije #4, Oaxacan carving by Rogelio Blas
Hand-painted, Oaxacan woodcarving bat by Rogelio Blas

Multi-colored bat alebrije measures 8 inches long with a 10-inch wingspan.
SKU: WD-1_016
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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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Bat, Oaxacan Wood Carving, brown/green, 15-inch wingspan
Oaxacan woodcarving by Lauro Ramirez

Bat measures 6.5 inches tall with wingspan of 15 inches
SKU: WD-1_018
Bat, purple with green wings, 15-inch
Oaxacan carving by Lauro Ramirez and Griselda Morales.
Measures 7 inches tall, with 15-inch wingspan
SKU: WD-1_019
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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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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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, 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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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
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
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