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Beautiful one-piece octopus alebrije wood carving handcrafted by the Melchor family at their workshop in Oaxaca, Mexico. Expertly carved out of a copal wood and painted finely with traditional Zapotec patterns. Copal wood is sustainably sourced in the fields surrounding the small towns of San Martin Tilcajete & Arrazola and is the wood of choice for wood carvers in Oaxaca. Many months went into creating this exceptional piece. From curing, carving, sanding & painting the wood. An alebrije can take up to 15 months to complete depending on the size and complexity of the piece.
Origin: Oaxaca, Mexico
Length/Height/Width: 13" x 5" x 12"
Material: Copal wood
Signed by the artist (Certificate of authenticity included)