This charming father and son riding a horse with two cages filled with chickens and piglets was carved from wood and painted by Eloy Santiago in the remote village of La Union, Oaxaca. The brightly dressed farmer is leading his son on a horse. The carvings of La Union are a little more difficult to find than those of other Oaxaca wood carving towns because the town is difficult to reach. The real work of La Union is farming, so pieces are few and far between. The wood carving is the older, more rustic style that is done with a machete. The wood is copal, native to the Oaxaca area. The aniline paint colors are bright and well coordinated. The farmer and the horse are separate for easier shipping. Whimsical. Signed.
One of a kind.
state of origin: Oaxaca dimensions: approx 13" long by 5" wide by 8" tall