Oaxacan Woodcarving by Zeny Fuentes

Item Number: ZF064

Sale $625.50 Reg. $695.00

Description

This eye-catching "Skeleton Cat" by Oaxacan artist Zeny Fuentes was hand-carved from local Copal wood and delicately painted in stunning detail with a steady hand and brilliant acrylic colors. The end result is a one-of-a-kind work of art, whose quality and creativity are internationally recognized.

Zeny Fuentes is a native Zapotec and fourth generation woodcarver from the village of San Martin, Oaxaca. He started carving and painting when he was seven years old. Zeny works alongside his wife Reyna and their two oldest children, and together they create many of the most memorable Oaxacan wood carvings today.

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Oaxacan Woodcarving by Zeny Fuentes
Oaxacan Woodcarving by Zeny Fuentes
9 1/2"L x 4"W x 11"H
Item #: ZF064
This item is one of a kind.

Helpful Information

  • Oaxaca, Mexico is world renowned for its 'Alebrijes', or Copal wood carvings created entirely by hand. The skill and artistry of Oaxacan carving is traditionally passed from generation to generation, with talented family members developing and fostering their own special styles along the way. No two artists and no two Oaxacan wood carvings are ever exactly alike.
  • Original Artist Title: "Gato Esqueleto".
  • This figure's tail is detachable.

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