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.

Oaxaca Pale Horse Galleries art crafts gifts and collectibles from Mexican indigenous artists and artisans alebrijes wood carvings ceramics textiles

Sunday, February 18, 2007

Arrazola, Oaxaca, Mexico: More wood sculptures and alebrijes

Here are two artists I have not yet introduced. They are the husband and wife team of Fidencio and Elva Ojeda from Arrazola, Xoxcotlan, Mexico.

Elva and Fidencio have been carving and painting copal wood figures and alebrijes for about 20 years. As is common among the Zapotecs, the men do the carving and the women do the painting.

Pale Horse Galleries online store for gifts, collectibles, Mexican art and crafts. Ciervo Dorado by Fidencio and Elva Ojeda of Arrazola, Xoxocotlan, Mexico.
Ciervo Dorado

This piece can be purchased from Fidencio and Elva through the Pale Horse Galleries online store. You can click on the link or copy and´paste this into your browser:

Pale Horse Galleries online store for gifts, collectibles, Mexican art and crafts. Fidencio Ojeda, Zapotec sculptor of wooden figures and alebrijes, at work with a new creation in Arrazola, Xoxocotlan, Mexico.
Fidencio Ojeda

Please visit the Pale Horse Galleries online store
for art, gifts and collectibles -- all hand made
by Mexican indigenous artists.

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