FANTASTIC DRAGON – FINE CARVING SPECTACULAR DETAILED PAINTING. Alebrijes are Mexico’s fantastic, imaginative figures – they are often called “creatures of the dreams and the imagination”. They are hand-carved and hand-painted of copal wood in Central Mexico where I travel regularly to select affordable high quality and imaginative pieces. This incredible DRAGON is finely carved with removable wings, tail, ears and tongue. The painting on this piece is fabulous – in hues of green and yellow. This dragon is a fine, high quality piece. It is approximately 5 ” tall, 9 ” long and 10 1/2 wide. This fabulous dragon would be a wonderful addition to any collection. The item “DRAGON Alebrije Oaxacan Wood Carving Hand Painted Folk Art Oaxaca Mexico” is in sale since Saturday, April 13, 2019. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Latin American\Mexico\Folk Art”. The seller is “oneworldcrafts2015″ and is located in Miami, Florida. This item can be shipped to United States.
An antique wall-hanging game, fowl, or herb drying rack. Handmade and hand painted milled wood with a carved crown and five original embedded wrought iron hooks. The dealer we bought it from said it was probably late 1800s. We have seen closely similar racks identified as Pennsylvania Dutch and this rack shows a style of tulip painting that has much in common with known Pennsylvania museum pieces like the example in Henry Kauffman’s book Pennsylvania Dutch American Folk Art (see photos). We are not experts: please use your experience to evaluate; questions and comments are welcome. The rack has an interesting free-flowing floral painted decoration in blue, orange, teal green, white, and yellow. The design blends nicely with Norwegian rosemaled folk art; we used it to hang hand knit Norwegian mittens, Scandinavian acanthus carved meerschaum pipes, and wood chain wedding spoons from Norway. Condition is as pictured, structurally sound. Note a wood knot or an old filled hole between the far left 2nd and 3rd hook. Measures 36 inches long, 5. Inches high, and 2. Some who have seen it think it may have been cut down from a longer original. The upper molding may have doubled as a plate rail. Note that we shoot our pictures under several bright daylight lights to bring up detail; the rack looks darker in room light. Thank you for looking, questions are welcome. All items are from a smoke and pet free home. We take pride in our many clearly focused photographs. Please study all pictures as they are part of the description. The item “Antique Game Rack Pennsylvania Dutch Tulip Paint Carved Wood Iron Hooks Folk Art” is in sale since Monday, May 20, 2019. This item is in the category “Antiques\Primitives”. The seller is “old-cedar-house” and is located in Okemos, Michigan. This item can be shipped to United States.
Region of Origin: Unknown
Size Type/Largest Dimension: Large (Greater than 30in.)