Mexican Wood Carving, Animal Musicians by Placido Santiago
These Mexican wood carvings of animal musicians were carved from wood and painted by Placido Santiago in the remote village of La Union, Oaxaca. The spotted fellows are whimsical renditions of a burro and a moose. The carvings of La Union are a little more rare 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 ears and instruments are removable for easier shipping. Whimsical. The blue burro is signed but the grey moose is not.
One of a kind, Grey moose is available
state of origin: Oaxaca
dimensions: approx 7" tall