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Large Mexican Folk Art Sculpture Wood Alebrije Animal Armadillo Painted Bright Colorful Oaxacan Mexico Signed Margarito Melchor Santiago

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Large Mexican Folk Art Sculpture Wood Alebrije Animal Armadillo Hand Painted Bright Colorful Oaxacan Mexico Signed Margarito Melchor Santiago. Beautiful, colorful, unique. Large piece of vintage Mexican folk art. Known as "Albrijes", these fanciful animals capture the colorful patterned art form unique to artists in the Oaxacan area of Mexico. Hand carved from a solid piece of the local copal wood and painstakingly painted with intricate overall patterns. The tail removes easily and allows choice of angle placement and ease of shipping. This art piece is especially large, even in the world of albrijes, with the body alone measuring 8-3/4" tall x 17" long x 8-1/2" wide. Add the tail and depending on how you choose to place it, the entire piece stands 19" tall! Vintage art is hand signed on foot bottom by well known Oaxacan artist Margarito Melchor Santiago. Excellent condition with some damage to ears, paint loss at ear tips and a natural wood crack to one ear, see photos.


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Large Mexican Folk Art Sculpture Wood Alebrije Animal Armadillo Painted Bright Colorful Oaxacan Mexico Signed Margarito Melchor Santiago

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  • Vintage item
  • Materials: Hand Carved Wooden Fantasy Animal, Large Size, Intricate Bright Colorful Hand Painting, Mexican Folk Art Signed By Artist
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