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Art of the Indians, or Indigenous peoples, of Mexico -- the Zapotec, Mixtec, Olmec, Maya, Aztec (Mexicas), Yaqui and Apache. One might refer to some of the pieces pictured here as "crafts". One would be wrong. The work that you will see represents these peoples' view of their world and everything in it. The making and selling of this art is these peoples' only means of supporting their families. It is all that they know how to do. As you will see, they do it very well.

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Saturday, February 17, 2007

Arrazola, Oaxaca, Mexico: Alebrije wood carving - Antelope del Sol

Here's another very nice piece from the father-daughter team of Zapotec artists, Felipe and Lucila Zarate. It's called "Antelope del Sol" or antelope of the sun, and would make not only a perfect gift but also a very fine, collectible piece of Mexican art.

Felipe has carved the antelope from native copal wood and daughter Lucila has painted it a rich peach and red color and added yellow and black horns.

A great example of Mexican Zapotec wood carving craftsmanship.

Pale Horse Galleries,, For gifts, collectibles, Mexican arts and crafts. 'Antelope del Sol by Zapotec srtists Felipe and Lucila Zarate of Arrazola, Xoxocotlan, Oaxaca, Mexico. A hand carved and hand painted antelope in the distinctive Zapotec style.
Antelope del Sol

You can buy this piece from Felipe and Lucila through our online store, Pale Horse Galleries. Just click on the link or copy and paste See catalog number PHG00509 in the Wood Sculptures section of the catalog.

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