ZenyFuentes

Hand Carved Animals by Zeny Fuentes of Oaxaca Mexico

Michigan, United States · 215 Sales

ZenyFuentes

Hand Carved Animals by Zeny Fuentes of Oaxaca Mexico

Michigan, United States 215 Sales On Etsy since 2007

5 out of 5 stars
(52)

Announcement   Our shop has wonderful one of a kind carvings (sometimes known as alebrijes) by Zeny Fuentes. We also have magnets, pins, necklaces, notecards and notebooks featuring the Oaxacan Woodcarving of Zeny Fuentes!

Zeny is known around the states for his educational visits, plus Zeny and his carvings have been featured in many books. Share his beautiful art with a friend by sending a note featuring his amazing carvings! Start or add to your own personal collection of this wonderful Mexican folkart!

Check out my other website www.ZenyFuentes.com! My etsy site is included there plus more carvings and background information about Zeny and the history or Oaxacan Woodcarving. We are also on FaceBook!

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Last updated on Jan 12, 2016

Our shop has wonderful one of a kind carvings (sometimes known as alebrijes) by Zeny Fuentes. We also have magnets, pins, necklaces, notecards and notebooks featuring the Oaxacan Woodcarving of Zeny Fuentes!

Zeny is known around the states for his educational visits, plus Zeny and his carvings have been featured in many books. Share his beautiful art with a friend by sending a note featuring his amazing carvings! Start or add to your own personal collection of this wonderful Mexican folkart!

Check out my other website www.ZenyFuentes.com! My etsy site is included there plus more carvings and background information about Zeny and the history or Oaxacan Woodcarving. We are also on FaceBook!

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5 out of 5 stars
(52)
jdecker4art

jdecker4art on Oct 10, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

Wow! The photos of this treasure do not do him justice. "Grandpa" Fish is amazing! I bought this to give to a friend, but hubby and I want to keep him. I will probably give him to my son so he is still in the family (his fiance got the Zeny workshop fish I bought last year). Thanks again Zeny (and company).

jdecker4art

jdecker4art on Jun 23, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

Fatima's little giraffe is amazing! PLEASE - Someone buy the Daddy purple giraffe (made by Zeny) so I am not tempted to buy that, too (smile). I am looking forward to seeing what new items arrive from Fatima. GREAT customer service!

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About

About the Fuentes Family

Zenen Fuentes Mendez was taught how to carve by his father. Working primarily as a farmer he continued to produce carvings and passed on the skills to his sons. Epifanio Fuentes, the oldest of the sons, is the most famous carver in San Martin Tilcajete. Known for his angels and religious figures his work is sold throughout Mexico and the United States. He has worked as a visiting artist in the United States every year since 1989. His visits include working at galleries and museums in San Antonio, Boston, Chicago, Philadelphia, Phoenix, New Jersey, New York and many other locations.

Epifanio's wife, Laurencia Santiago Hernandez, is the primary painter of his carvings. His three eldest sons, Zeny, Efrain and Ivan, are fine carvers and have established their own reputations through their unique carving techniques. Women in the family do most of the painting although Zeny prefers to paint his own figures.

Zeny has demonstrated his carving process and exhibited his work in numerous museums, galleries, schools and educational conferences throughout the United States. The fine quality of his work is recognized by collectors everywhere.

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  • Zeny Fuentes and Reyna

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    Zeny Fuentes is a Zapoteca Indian and fourth generation woodcarver from San Martin Tilcajete, Oaxaca, Mexico. He began carving and painting when he was seven years old.

Shop policies

Last updated on December 6, 2013
Welcome to our shop with one of a kinds Oaxacan Woodcarvings by Zeny Fuentes. Zeny is a Zapoteca Indian and fourth generation woodcarver from San Martin Tilcajete, Oaxaca, Mexico. He began carving and painting when he was seven years old. I love computer and art so together we are the team at ZenyFuentes.etsy.com and ZenyFuentes.com .

Since photographing Zeny's art for our etsy and sister website (www.zenyfuentes.com) we have started making notecards, notebooks, buttons and magnets with the photographs. It is another way to share Zeny's wonderful talent with the world. We both hope you enjoy this amazingly detailed Mexican Folkart. Thank you for visiting our site!

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
I accept PAYPAL Etsy gift cards and credit cards. We expect payment within 7 days of purchase. If I don't receive payment within 7 days I will contact the buyer to see if they are still interested in the purchase. If I don't have payment or get a response to my emails I will cancel the order on the 14th day after purchase.
Shipping
I will ship items out within 2 business days of receipt of payment. I will send you tracking information and let you know when items are shipped out so you will know when to expect delivery. Most items are shipped via USPS, larger items (requiring boxes larger than 18 inches square) will be shipped via UPS. Items over $25 will be insured. I also like to be as Earth friendly as possible so your item may arrive in a recycled box with recycled packing materials. It helps keep our shipping costs down and is environmentally friendly.
Refunds and Exchanges
If there is a problem with an item, please contact me within 7 days of receipt so we can handle the situation. Always contact us before returning an item to receive a return authorization number and terms of return. Item must be sent in original packing and be insured in case item arrives damaged. If uninsured and damaged, returned package will not receive a refund. Items over $100 should be sent with signature confirmation. Returned items are subject to a 5% restocking fee if I am unable to get etsy and paypal fees refunded.
Additional policies and FAQs
If you are interested in purchasing an item but are outside of the U.S. please contact me for more information. Some items may be shipped out of the U.S. but often sometimes it is very costly.