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This page of Mexican artists highlights those who make our Alebrijes, representing many of the Oaxacan wood carvings we have for sale. Mexican artists from Oaxaca hand craft and hand paint these incredible animal sculptures. Representing a highly collectible form of Mexican folk art, Oaxacan wood carvings can be of birds, mammals, reptiles, or even magical animals. Start your own personal collection, by ordering your Alebrijes from Mexican artists today!
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Carrie the Confused Crane - Genuine Oaxacan Animal Sculpture for Sale
Carrie the Confused Crane
Art Gallery Price: $199.00
Our Price: $99.00
Savings: $100.00

Oaxacan Animal Sculpture

Artisan: Lorena Melchor Calvo
Hometown: San Martin Tilcajete, Oaxaca, Mexico
Craftsmanship: Original Oaxacan Folk Art; Hand Carved from Copal Tree Wood; Meticulously Hand Painted; Signed on Bottom by Artisan; Exclusive & Unique; Carrie is the Only One in the World

Fun Backstory about Carrie:

“No wonder they’re looking for us,” Carrie said to her friend, Frida, the small barn swallow that had latched onto her nearly a year ago and now went everywhere she did. Frida nodded in agreement, though she had no idea what Carrie was talking about. Noticing the other bird’s dismay, Carrie explained herself to her young, and mostly unattractive, friend.

“See,” she said, using one of her long elegant legs to point to the newspaper Ad lying on the ground at their feet. “It says right here, ‘Cranes wanted - - big money opportunity. Apply in person.’ As you can see,” she continued, “we surely are worth big money simply because of the way we look.”

Finishing her statement, she pirouetted smartly, letting her little friend see just how lovely she really was. Her long legs supported a perfectly formed torso, while her long neck added to both her stature and her elegance. A gray/white in color, her beauty was enhanced by brilliantly colored polka dots. But, what set her apart from all other cranes in the area were her wings. Alternating red, green and blue feathers made for a breath -taking sight that would long be remembered. She was, Carrie knew, the most exquisite example of avian in the entire state of Oaxaca, Mexico.

Realizing that her young friend was, in fact, duly impressed, she tucked one leg up under her body to get it warm, and stood on the other while she contemplated the situation at hand. The Ad did give an address, but it was way over on the other side of the city of Oaxaca. If she flew, she knew, Frida would never be able to keep up. Walking, however, would take virtually forever and, after all that exertion, she certainly wouldn't look as perfect as she did now. Just as her perplexity was about to get the best of her a truck pulled up and stopped. As the passengers got out to attend to their business, Carrie espied a wren perched on the back of the truck.

“Say,” Carried asked, “Do you know where this truck is headed?”

“Si, it is going to the largest farm on Pinon Road in West Oaxaca.”

Carrie knew the area well - - and knew they would be passing the very address she needed to go to on their way! Motioning to Frida, she flew up to perch on the truck where she wouldn’t be seen. Frida, of course, landed next to her and before long they were on their way to the big money!

The ride wasn’t too long or too dusty, so when they got where they needed to be Carrie just spread her wings and floated down to the ground, followed immediately by Frida. Walking along the gravel road she came to the address she sought, only to find that it was the site of a high-rise building being built. Pressing in to where everyone was, she noticed a large truck that appeared to be able to stretch its neck! And stenciled on the door, was LOPEZ CRANE COMPANY. As she stood there it dawned on Carrie what the Ad meant, and that she had totally misconstrued what it was saying.

Feeling a little foolish and a little dejected, she started to walk away.

“Ma’am,” Frida began, using the word of respect/endearment she always used when addressing Carrie, “aren’t you going to go get your big money?”

Carrie looked down at her young friend, knowing that admitting her error might totally disillusion the swallow. Thinking quickly, she replied, “No, Frida. After observing the other cranes that showed up, it’s plain to see that they couldn’t afford me.”

With her pride and self-esteem intact, she walked away with Frida following behind - - both content that not everyone in Oaxaca could appreciate Carrie’s beauty or value!

Owl Sculpture - Genuine Oaxacan Alebrije for Sale
Owl Carving
Art Gallery Price: $199.00
Our Price: $149.00
Savings: $50.00

Genuine Oaxacan Alebrije

Artisan: Florencio Fuentes
Hometown: San Martin Tilcajete, Oaxaca, Mexico
Craftsmanship: Original Oaxacan Art; Hand Carved from One Piece of Copal Tree Wood; Meticulously Hand Painted; Signed on Bottom by Artisan; Exclusive & Unique; Owl Carving is the Only One in the World

Additional Details about Owl Carving:

  • Original Oaxacan Collectible - Genuine Alebrije de Oaxaca
  • Meticulously Hand Painted & Signed on Bottom by the Artist
  • Oaxacan Fine Art - Hand Carved from One Piece of Copal Tree Wood
  • weight is 35 ounces
  • Exclusive & Unique Limited Edition: This Incredible Owl Carving is the Only One in the World


  • Eagle Face Sculpture - Genuine Oaxacan Alebrije for Sale
    Eagle Face
    Art Gallery Price: $199.00
    Our Price: $149.00
    Savings: $50.00

    Genuine Oaxacan Alebrije

    Artisan: Pepe Santiago
    Hometown: San Martin Tilcajete, Oaxaca, Mexico
    Craftsmanship: Original Oaxacan Art; Hand Carved from One Piece of Copal Tree Wood; Meticulously Hand Painted; Signed on Bottom by Artisan; Exclusive & Unique; Eagle Face is the Only One in the World

    Additional Details about Eagle Face:

  • Original Oaxacan Collectible - Genuine Alebrije de Oaxaca
  • Oaxacan Fine Art - Hand Carved from One Piece of Copal Tree Wood
  • weight is 25 ounces
  • Exclusive & Unique Limited Edition: This Eagle Face is the Only One in the World

  • This handsome Eagle Face was made in San Antonio Arrazola in the municipality of Santa Cruz Xoxocotlan in the state of Oaxaca, Oaxaca. It was hand crafted in the alebrijes workshop of Pepe Santiago. Mr. Santiago carved the face, and his daughter, Magdalena Santiago, was the one who painted it, (although it ships without a signature by the artist).
    Amarillo the Risk-taking Fox - Mexican Wood Carving for Sale
    Amarillo the Risk-taking Fox
    Art Gallery Price: $389.00
    Our Price: $239.00
    Savings: $150.00

    Genuine Oaxacan Alebrije

    Artisan: Florencio Fuentes
    Hometown: San Martin Tilcajete, Oaxaca, Mexico
    Craftsmanship: Original Mexican Wood Carving Artistry; Hand Carved from One Piece of Copal Tree Wood; Meticulously Hand Painted; Signed on Bottom by Artisan; Exclusive & Unique; Amarillo is the Only One in the World

    Fun Backstory about Amarillo:

    It was every parent’s worst nightmare. The young vixen had left her three kits for only a moment, but in that time the most mischievous one had ventured forth. Strolling to the far end of a log that stuck out into the river, and jumping up and down to get everyone’s attention, he had jarred it loose and was now floating out to the middle where the current would soon catch him and the log and propel them both to the waterfalls some half mile down the river.

    Mama was, to say the least, beside herself with desperation. Her frantic antics caught Amarillo’s attention, and as he worked his way over to where she was he was able to determine for himself what had happened. Whistling to his friend, Garcia, he began to lope along the bank, first gaining on, and then passing, the floating log. As the two male foxes began to pick up the pace, Armarillo was viewing the terrain in front of them in his mind’s eye, looking for a vantage point where he might be able to intercept the log and save the young fox stranded on it.

    There was a spot, he knew, about three hundred yards ahead where there was a bend in the river. Typically, things floating in the river tended to veer toward the shoreline at that point. If the log followed suit, that would be where it would be closest to shore and be in the most shallow water. Amarillo knew that if he could get there soon enough he could swim into the river and have the young kit jump on his back. It would be risky, he knew, for the kit would undoubtedly be reluctant to leave his perch, even though if he didn’t he would surely be swept away to his death.

    Now at a dead-out run, Amarillo made it to his point of entry and sat and rested for a moment. As they waited for the log to reach them, he explained his plan to Garcia, who eyed him speculatively.

    “That is a dangerous plan, no?” his friend asked.

    “Si, it is dangerous. But, it is the only hope the little one has.”

    “Are you sure you want to do this?” Garcia asked, his tone indicating that he didn’t want to.

    “I have to,” Amarillo replied quietly. Saving the young fox was important, but maybe even more so was the fact that Amarillo had spent his entire life proving his bravery - - to himself if no one else. Interrupting his own thoughts, he began wading into the water and prepared for the arrival of the log and its unwitting passenger.

    Sure enough, as the log rounded the bend it floated in towards where he was waiting. With strong, powerful strokes Amarillo made his way to the log and the trembling young fox. Reaching his destination, he barked directions to the scared kit.

    “Listen, you must jump off that log and onto my back. I can then swim us back to shore.”

    Amarillo saw the fear in the other’s eyes, and himself feared that he wouldn’t obey the directions. Surprisingly, and fortunately, the kit took a deep breath, swallowed hard, and made a running leap, aiming for Amarillo’s back. It was a short flight with a perfect landing! Swimming skillfully he headed back to the safety of dry land.

    By the time they reached the shore Garcia had been joined by a host of others. Mama and her other two kits where there, along with many of those who made their home near the river. Accepting all of their accolades and praise with a somewhat sheepish smile and a slight nod, he shook himself dry and then headed away from those gathered near the young fox, who was busy telling of his adventure. As he and Garcia walked away, he heard a tortoise say to his companion, “My, that fox is so yellow.”

    Waiting until they were out of earshot, Amarillo stopped and sat down facing his friend. With a huge sigh, he decided to open up his heart and share something with his friend that he had kept inside for a long, long time.

    “I do not understand, Garcia” he began. “I just risked my life to save that kit, and yet the tortoise called me yellow. It has been that way my whole life. No matter where I go and no matter what I do, everyone always says the same thing - - ‘look at that yellow fox!’ Mi amigo, what can I do to prove that I am no coward.”

    Garcia smiled wisely and nodded for his friend to follow him. Going back toward the river, he found a clear blue pool and stopped.

    “Amarillo,” he said, “look in and tell me what you see.”

    Amarillo did as his friend directed. Looking back at him was his reflection, and, for the first time ever, he took a look at himself. The first thing he noticed was the bright blue of the inside of his ears. Next he saw his rust-colored snout and under-belly. He admired his purple haunches, but as he pivoted slightly he saw something that made him gasp. For the most part, his body was yellow and black, with two prominent yellow streaks flanking a prominent blue one from the top of his head to the end of his tail. His face, too, was predominantly yellow, save his rust- colored snout.

    Turning to his friend he gave him a thankful, knowing nod. For now he understood that when all of those in his past had called him “yellow” it was not because they thought him cowardly, but rather because he really was a “yellow” fox!

    White Elephant - Genuine Oaxacan Alebrije for Sale
    White Elephant
    Art Gallery Price: $349.00
    Our Price: $249.00
    Savings: $100.00

    Genuine Oaxacan Alebrije

    Artisan: Florencio Fuentes
    Hometown: San Martin Tilcajete, Oaxaca, Mexico
    Craftsmanship: Original Oaxacan Art; Hand Carved from One Piece of Copal Tree Wood; Meticulously Hand Painted; Signed on Bottom by Artisan; Exclusive & Unique; White Elephant is the Only One in the World

    Additional Details about White Elephant:

  • Original Oaxacan Collectible - Genuine Alebrije de Oaxaca
  • Meticulously Hand Painted & Signed on Bottom by the Artist
  • Oaxacan Fine Art - Hand Carved from One Piece of Copal Tree Wood
  • 5 inches tall, 4 inches wide, 8.5 inches long, weight is 11.29 ounces
  • Exclusive & Unique Limited Edition: This Incredible Elephant is the Only One in the World


  • Buho Owl - Genuine Oaxacan Alebrije for Sale
    Buho Owl
    Art Gallery Price: $349.00
    Our Price: $249.00
    Savings: $100.00

    Genuine Oaxacan Alebrije

    Artisan: Florencio Fuentes
    Hometown: San Martin Tilcajete, Oaxaca, Mexico
    Craftsmanship: Original Oaxacan Art; Hand Carved from One Piece of Copal Tree Wood; Meticulously Hand Painted; Signed on Bottom by Artisan; Exclusive & Unique; Buho Owl is the Only One in the World

    Additional Details about Buho Owl:

  • Original Oaxacan Collectible - Genuine Alebrije de Oaxaca
  • Meticulously Hand Painted & Signed on Bottom by the Artist
  • Oaxacan Fine Art - Hand Carved from One Piece of Copal Tree Wood
  • 12 inches tall, 6 inches wide, 6 inches long, weight is 19.19 ounces
  • Exclusive & Unique Limited Edition: This Incredible Buho Owl is the Only One in the World


  • Blue Cardinal Genuine Oaxacan Alebrije for Sale
    Carly the Blue Cardinal
    Art Gallery Price: $299.00
    Our Price: $249.00
    Savings: $50.00

    Carly the Blue Cardinal is a Genuine Oaxacan Art Wood Carving (Alebrije) for Sale by Mexican Artists. Alebrijes are considered highly collectible Oaxacan Folk Art and Mexican home decor.
    Tipper the Toucan Genuine Oaxacan Alebrije for Sale
    Tipper the Toucan
    Art Gallery Price: $299.00
    Our Price: $249.00
    Savings: $50.00

    Tipper the Toucan is a Genuine Oaxacan Art Wood Carving (Alebrije) for Sale by Mexican Artists. Alebrijes are considered highly collectible Oaxacan Folk Art and Mexican home decor.
    Bushwacker the Bantam Bull  Genuine Oaxacan Alebrije for Sale
    Bushwacker the Bantam Bull
    Art Gallery Price: $329.00
    Our Price: $259.00
    Savings: $70.00

    Bushwacker the Bantam Bull is a Genuine Oaxacan Art Wood Carving (Alebrije) for Sale by Mexican Artists. Alebrijes are considered highly collectible Oaxacan Folk Art and Mexican home decor.
    Colorful Blue Owl - Genuine Oaxacan Alebrije for Sale
    Colorful Blue Owl
    Art Gallery Price: $349.00
    Our Price: $279.00
    Savings: $70.00

    Genuine Oaxacan Alebrije

    Artisan: Margarita & Gabriela Sosa Sosa
    Hometown: San Martin Tilcajete, Oaxaca, Mexico
    Craftsmanship: Original Oaxacan Art; Hand Carved from One Piece of Copal Tree Wood; Meticulously Hand Painted; Signed on Bottom by Artisan; Exclusive & Unique; Colorful Blue Owl is the Only One in the World

    Additional Details about Colorful Blue Owl:
  • Original Oaxacan Collectible - Genuine Alebrije de Oaxaca
  • Meticulously Hand Painted & Signed on Bottom by the Artist
  • Oaxacan Fine Art - Hand Carved from One Piece of Copal Tree Wood
  • 10 inches tall, 5 inches wide, 4.5 inches long, weight is 48 ounces
  • Exclusive & Unique Limited Edition: This Incredible Colorful Blue Owl is the Only One in the World
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