Presale - Alebrije Alacrán grande - Meuxubi - Special Collection
◇ Technique: Hand painted on copal wood carving with 23.5 k gold leaf application.
◇ Dimensions: 19 x 15 x 15 cm.
Unique piece. Includes certificate of authenticity.
Since 2017 we have been personally directing the process of Zapotec figures whose original name is “tonas” or “nahuales”.
This special collection of Oaxacan Alebrije puts before us what we do not want to see and represents an intimate condition of the world without feeling or assuming the responsibility of coexisting with other species.
The alebrije is hand painted on a wood carving of the copal tree (Bursera, spp), which grows around the communities of San Martín Tilcajete and San Antonio Arrazola, localities of the Zapotec region of the State of Oaxaca, in the South of Mexico. Cedar wood carving is also commonly used due to the characteristics of this wood.
In these places, for generations the inhabitants have developed the artisan work of pieces with this wood. The manufacture of each work can take up to 15 months (depending on its dimensions and details) from start to finish, using simple tools such as machetes, gouges and knives for finishing; being the drying of the wood the step that makes the whole process more patient and detailed. Later comes the implicit symbolic detail of the old Zapotec worldview that narrates about iconic animals representing their culture, raising the elements that sustain the life of this people.
◇ Free national shipping (1 to 2 business days).
United States / Canada - 1,500.00 MXN (2 to 4 business days).
Europe - 2,900.00 MXN (3 to 4 business days).
Central and South America - 2,500.00 MXN (4 to 6 business days).
Asia / Oceania - 3,500.00 MXN (4 to 7 business days).
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