Marakame – Huichol Art. Every piece includes its certificate of authenticity. Every piece is unique. Zapotec figures whose original name is “tonas” or “nahuales”. This special selection of Oaxacan Alebrije is hand painted on wood carving of the copal tree (Bursera, spp), which grows around the community of San Martin Tilcajete, a town in the Zapotec region of the State of Oaxaca, in the South of Mexico. In this place, for generations the residents have developed the artisan work of pieces with this wood. The manufacture of each work can take up to 15 months (depending on its dimensions and details) in its completion from start to finish, using simple tools such as machetes, gouges and knives for its finishing; being the drying of the wood the step that makes the entire process more patient and detailed. Later comes the detailed symbolism implicit of the ancient Zapotec worldview that tells about iconic animals representing their culture, elevating the elements that sustain the life of this town. Is a brand that proposes a creative way to merge art, design and culture. We believe that we can converge this trilogy of concepts through our project of Diffusion and Commercialization of unique pieces of Art Wixarika (huichol). Our pieces are made by Huichol families from different rural communities that mainly live in the Sierra Madre Occidental of the state of Jalisco. The central idea of this project is also to disseminate, commercialize and revalue pieces of Huichol art, traditionally considered as “crafts”; it is to show that the realization of a piece and its mythical symbology are intimately intricate with a social and cultural dimension little known to the world. We have works that are made using two basic techniques: beading and yarn painting. Which are carried out in an exhaustive period that goes from a week to months of work. We specialize in the projection and sale of collectibles and we take care together with the huichol artists of the impeccable manufacture of each piece. The elements of the worldview of these artists are reflected in it, making them unique and unrepeatable artworks, as each artist has a particular way of expressing their feelings, colors, shapes and visions. From the elements that have been shaping for centuries for their spiritual importance, such as the blue deer, corn, the eagle and the “tuutu” (peyote) rose, all descendants of the Sun God “Tau”; to the emerging symbology of contemporary Huichol artists with a conceptual meaning, which has emerged from the Huichol culture and its magical traditions. The item “Marakame Oaxaca Alebrije Octopus Nisdo’ mrax Hand painted wood carving” is in sale since Tuesday, September 29, 2020. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Latin American\Mexico\Folk Art”. The seller is “marakamehuicholart” and is located in Morelia. This item can be shipped to North, South, or Latin America, all countries in Europe, all countries in continental Asia, Australia.
- Technique: Hand-painted copal wood sculpture.
- Dimensions: 11 x 14 x 06 cm. Delivered with Certificate of authenticity.
- Handmade: Yes
- Modified Item: No
- Country/Region of Manufacture: Mexico
- Provenance: Ownership History Available