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by Arte Marakame - Mexico

Alebrije - Laying Dog

Original price $5,929.00 - Original price $5,929.00
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This special selection of Oaxacan Alebrije commissioned by Marakame to the best authors of modern alebrije, is hand painted on wood carving of the copal tree (Bursera, spp), which grows around the communities of San Martín Tilcajete and San Antonio Arrazola, towns in the Zapotec region of the State of Oaxaca, in southern Mexico. Cedar wood carving is also commonly used due to the characteristics of this wood. In these places, for generations the inhabitants 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) from start to finish, using simple tools such as machetes, gouges and knives for finishing; being the drying of the wood the step that makes the whole process more patient and detailed. Later comes the implicit symbolic detail of the old Zapotec worldview that narrates about iconic animals representing their culture, raising the elements that sustain the life of this people.

MATERIAL
Hand-painted copal wood sculpture.

DIMENSIONS & WEIGHT
21" x 12" x 10" (54cm x 31cm x 25cm)
5lb (3kg)

ORIGIN
Mexico

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  • Handle with care.
  • Do not expose to direct sun or water.
  • Arte Marakame

    Arte Marakame

    Marakame is a brand that proposes a creative way of merging art, design, and culture. They believe that they can make this trilogy of concepts converge through their project of dissemination and marketing of unique pieces of Mexican Art: Wixárika Art (Huichol), Oaxacan Alebrijes and Mata Ortiz Ceramics. Their pieces are made by families from diverse rural communities including the states of Jalisco, Nayarit, Chihuahua, and Oaxaca, Mexico.

    The brand continues to grow from the collective idea of Marcela Abarca and visual artist Fernando Motilla, who were immediately fascinated by the precise and mystical symbolism expressed within the prismatic Huichol bead and yarn work, conceptually translating the universe.

    Both Fernando and Marcela have connected the production of these pieces, collaborating from an unorthodox space, participating in the world of the Huichol artist; the spirituality of art. It is within each of these Huichol pieces, crafted with an unfaltering determination, that contains the symbolic designs of ceremonial practices, giving form and expression to their philosophy and practice of life. By participating in this culture, they have been able to understand and verify that Mexico has a very profound and largely undiscovered cultural wealth. Read more
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