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Superb charging bull wood carving by the Vidales family in Oaxaca, Mexico. The carving of this piece is very impressive with perfect proportions and a sense of movement. The delicacy and precision in the carving is very impressive in this piece
This bull is decorated with traditional Oaxacan Zapotec patterns in black detail over an elegant blue & purple palette.
The decorative patterns found on this piece are locally known as "grecas" and can be found at the Zapotec pyramids of Mitla and Monte Alban in Oaxaca. These patterns are the benchmark of the indigenous Zapotec civilization and are very influential in the artwork made in the region. These grecas patterns are so meticulously and finely painted that an agave thorn was used instead of a brush in order to provide finer lines that a traditional brush can't produce. The beautiful painting work makes this Oaxacan wood carving bull alebrije unique & valuable.
Origin: Oaxaca, Mexico
Length/Height/Width: 14.5" x 7" x 5.5"
Handcrafted out of copal wood
Signed by the artist