It is the Year of the Rooster!
This fanciful rooster is representative of the enchanting craft of Oaxacan Wood Carving. These brilliantly colored figures are handcarved and handpainted in small villages in the state of Oaxaca, home of the Zapotec in Southern Mexico. Each figure is handmade from Copal wood from the hills surrounding the Oaxacan Valley using machetes and pocket knives. Artists carve the basic shape of the figure within a few days, and then sand and paint each fine detail to bring the figure to life. Each charming creature is an original work of art, with no two pieces being identical.
13" in height, 12" in width, 16" in length
Part of an exclusive collection of distinctive sculptures by artist Damian Morales.