Large Carved and Painted Animal Masks, Xuana
These large sized (for the Xuana family) Oaxacan wood carvings are made by various members of the charming Xuana family of San Martin Tilcajete, Oaxaca. I take a small bus called a "collectivo" to get to their town, then a tuk-tuk to get to their door. They are a farming family inspired by the animal life close to them.
If you are familiar with the Xuana family's pieces, they are exceptionally well done both in the carving and the painting. These larger sized animal masks feature dots, dashes and colors that are exquisitely done. The meticulous attention to detail on the face painting are signature style of all of the members of the Xuana family. No, I don't know what kind of animal they are--use your imagination!
One of a kind. Signed. $110 each or Set of 2 for $199.00
Red Coyote is SOLD
Red Wolf is SOLD
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state of origin: Oaxaca
dimensions: 3"" tall by 2-2.5" wide (this is large for the Xuanas--they specialize in miniatures)