Pale Horse Galleries

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 24, 2007

Arrazola, Oaxaca, Mexico: Javelín carved and painted by Zapotec artists Oscar Carrillo and Josefina Morales

This example of Zapotec Mexican art shows the artists' imaginations applied to a real life animal. This fine Javelín, carved by Oscar Carrillo and painted by Josefina Morales, demonstrates the Zapotecans' attention to detail. Just look at the number of passes made with a hardened wooden tool to apply the skin tone to the animal. Probably somewhere around 3000 seperate strokes to apply all of the color on top of the base colors.

Pale Horse Galleries for Mexican arts and crafts. http// Javelín by Zappotec artists Oscar Carrilo and Josefina Morales of Arrazola, Xoxocotlan. Oaxaca.

The Javelín (hab eh LEAN) is about 16 inches long and about 9 inches high. These pieces of Zapotec Mexican art and crafts make excellent gifts as well as collectibles.

Oh yes, here is Josefina painting another of Oscar's creations.

Pale Horse Galleries for Mexican arts and crafts. http// Josefina Morales painting another creation, an alebrije leopard, by Zapotec wood carver Oscar Carrillo.
Zapotec artist Josefina Morales painting an alebrije

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for art, gifts and collectibles -- all hand made
by Mexican indigenous artists.

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