This extremely beautiful red cardinal is by Ana Xuana of San Martin Tilcajete, Oaxaca. If you are familiar with the Xuana pieces, they are exceptionally well done both in the carving and the painting. This cardinal with yellow legs and feet and black lines and dots is another gorgeous example of the amazing technical ability of the Xuana family. The dots and sophisticated color choices on the body painting are signature style of the this very collectible artwork from Oaxaca. No one else does it like the Xuanas in Oaxaca.
One of a kind. Signed.
state of origin: Oaxacadimensions: 5" tall by 5" wide