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Magnificent Deer - Vintage Oaxacan Alebrije Wood Carving  by Jose Hernandez

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  • Vintage item from the 1970s
  • Material: Wood
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Magnificent Deer - Vintage Oaxacan Alebrije Wood Carving by Jose Hernandez
Signed,  Jose Hernandez. M. E. Hijo (son of)  Evaristo Hernandez

Item has been in storage for close to 30 years.  Expect imperfections typical of hand-made, vintage Alebrije Wood Carvings. Please view all pictures as they are part of the description for this item.

Jose Hernandez
Jose Hernandez is very well known among collectors of fine Oaxaca wood carvings. He began carving in the 1970's and likes to create large scale figures such as this stunning deer. Its antlers & ears are removable .
Jose is married to the late Manuel Jimenez's daughter and has been featured in many publications such as the Smithsonian Magazine. Truly a spectacular piece!

9" Tall   11" Long  5" Wide  (13-1/4“ Tall with antlers ) 

History of the Hernandez Family 
José Hernández Morales (Grandfather to Jose) was born August 14, 1940 in Arrazola and has been married to Lorenza Jiménez Hernández since 1970. They have two children, Evaristo Hernández Jiménez (Father to Jose) and Eraclio Hernández Jiménez. Both of their sons are artists and work in their father´s shop. José has been a sculptor, carver and painter for 40 years. He also works as a farmer. José Hernández was one of the first alebrije artists in Oaxaca. His animal alebrijes are primal and exude the spirit of his ancestors´ art. He is one of the grand artists of Oaxaca. His grandson José Hernández is third generation alebrije artist in Oaxaca

Alebrijes are Oaxacan-Mexican folk art sculptures of fantastical creatures. These whimsical carvings depicting animals, people, objects, and imaginary creatures are painted with intense colors and intricate patterns. The woodcarvings range from the simple, humorous and whimsical to exceptionally carved and ornately painted fine pieces of art by sought-after craftsmen. In the production of Alebrijes, typically males gather and carve the wood while women paint the alebrijes, with the most talented painters creating the most intricate and complex patterns. Collectors highly value the signed pieces

*****
Tedious but Important General Information: Our home is non-smoking. While I do my best to describe any scents, odors or potential allergens, my items are pre-owned. This may pose a problem for the exquisitely sensitive or very allergic...please keep this in mind before buying.  No returns on shoes, hats or other clothing, so please check all measurements carefully.   

I sell many Vintage items—please remember that Vintage means they have almost always been used/owned by someone, and may have a few flaws. I do my best to point these out, so please check all pictures closely.  Remember VINTAGE means they are not making these any more, and you are buying something unique!
Magnificent Deer - Vintage Oaxacan Alebrije Wood Carving by Jose Hernandez
Signed,  Jose Hernandez. M. E. Hijo (son of)  Evaristo Hernandez

Item has been in storage for close to 30 years.  Expect imperfections typical of hand-made, vintage Alebrije Wood Carvings. Please view all pictures as they are part of the description for this item.

Jose Hernandez
Jose Hernandez is very well known among collectors of fine Oaxaca wood carvings. He began carving in the 1970's and likes to create large scale figures such as this stunning deer. Its antlers & ears are removable .
Jose is married to the late Manuel Jimenez's daughter and has been featured in many publications such as the Smithsonian Magazine. Truly a spectacular piece!

9" Tall   11" Long  5" Wide  (13-1/4“ Tall with antlers ) 

History of the Hernandez Family 
José Hernández Morales (Grandfather to Jose) was born August 14, 1940 in Arrazola and has been married to Lorenza Jiménez Hernández since 1970. They have two children, Evaristo Hernández Jiménez (Father to Jose) and Eraclio Hernández Jiménez. Both of their sons are artists and work in their father´s shop. José has been a sculptor, carver and painter for 40 years. He also works as a farmer. José Hernández was one of the first alebrije artists in Oaxaca. His animal alebrijes are primal and exude the spirit of his ancestors´ art. He is one of the grand artists of Oaxaca. His grandson José Hernández is third generation alebrije artist in Oaxaca

Alebrijes are Oaxacan-Mexican folk art sculptures of fantastical creatures. These whimsical carvings depicting animals, people, objects, and imaginary creatures are painted with intense colors and intricate patterns. The woodcarvings range from the simple, humorous and whimsical to exceptionally carved and ornately painted fine pieces of art by sought-after craftsmen. In the production of Alebrijes, typically males gather and carve the wood while women paint the alebrijes, with the most talented painters creating the most intricate and complex patterns. Collectors highly value the signed pieces

*****
Tedious but Important General Information: Our home is non-smoking. While I do my best to describe any scents, odors or potential allergens, my items are pre-owned. This may pose a problem for the exquisitely sensitive or very allergic...please keep this in mind before buying.  No returns on shoes, hats or other clothing, so please check all measurements carefully.   

I sell many Vintage items—please remember that Vintage means they have almost always been used/owned by someone, and may have a few flaws. I do my best to point these out, so please check all pictures closely.  Remember VINTAGE means they are not making these any more, and you are buying something unique!

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