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Beautiful one-piece octopus alebrije wood carving made in Oaxaca, Mexico by master craftsman Nestor Melchor. This beautiful work of art was handcrafted out of a single piece of copal wood. 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: 12" x 6" x 11"
Material: Copal wood
Signed by the artist (Certificate of authenticity included)