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.
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.
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