Oaxacan Wood Carvings Cultural Articles
Art of Oaxacan Wood Carvings
The creative process in making a wooden figure begins with the artisan imagining a form. On occasion, ideas arise spontaneously but sometimes artisans take days or even
months imagining a very special figure.
Oaxacan Communities Where "Alebrijes"
By 1980 several other Arrazola families like the Santiago, Hernández, Aragón and Morales also devoted their lives to the carving
of "monos" as they call these figures. Each family and within them, each artisan, sealed each figure with a personal touch.
Oaxaca Artist Heart of Mexico
Oaxacan art flows directly from the spirit of its creators, form the world known artists to the simple indigenous and peasant artist families.
Popular art is a way of seeing and feeling the world and life. It is an ancestral way of expressing the most profound emotions that exalt human consciousness.
Woodcarving in Oaxaca
In Oaxaca, woodcarving has existed since the ancestral times of the Mixteca-Zapoteca civilizations, as a form of recreating the artists' legendary sensibility and
General information about Oaxaca...population, territory, statistics.
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