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Oaxacan carving, Guadalupe [sold]

[sold] An signed alebrije of Guadalupe from well known carver Placido Santiago Cruz. Sr. Cruz and his son are both accomplished artisans from one of the less-well travelled carving villages around Oaxaca, La Union. They are known for their use of aniline dyes, instead of paint. The color actually saturates into the copal wood, and lends a luminous intensity with no surface sheen. The Cruz's carving is also very expressive. 7"H x 3"w x 2"d. Detail views below. Mexico.50

Oaxacan carving, Guadalupe [sold] ocg

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