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Mammals

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.

Products

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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
$79.00
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Armadillo Alebrije, grey face, by Tribus Mixes, 12-inch long
Oaxacan armadillo carving by Tribus Mixes Collective

Head and body measures 8 inches long, plus 4-inch tail. Carving is signed by the taller.
SKU: WD-7_016
$139.00
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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
$249.00
Original price: $325.00
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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
$89.00
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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
$89.00
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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
$59.00
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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
$69.00
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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
$89.00
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Armadillo by Tribus Mixes, Oaxacan Wood Carving, 10.5-inch long
Oaxacan wood carving with elaborate hand-painted design is made in Oaxaca by Taller Tribus Mixes

The total length, with detachable tail, is 12 inches long. Signed by the taller.
SKU: WD-7_046
$139.00
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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
$59.00
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Elephant, Oaxaca Alebrije by Tribus Mixes, red/yellow, 5-inch long
One-of-a-kind, Oaxacan wood carving elephant made by Taller Tribus Mixes

Elephant measures 9.5 inches tall x 5" long by 6" wide
SKU: WD-7_068
$145.00
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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
$95.00
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