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Mexican vintage devotional art, and Mexican vintage woodcarving and masks, a beautiful Cruz de Animas (Cross of the Souls in Purgatory), hand-painted on wood, Queretaro, c. 1870-1900. Main photo of the Cruz de Animas. Mexican vintage devotional art, and Mexican vintage woodcarving and masks, a beautiful Cruz de Animas (Cross of the Souls in Purgatory), hand-painted on wood, Queretaro, c. 1870-1900. Closeup photo showing Christ at the center of the cross. Mexican vintage devotional art, and Mexican vintage woodcarving and masks, a beautiful Cruz de Animas (Cross of the Souls in Purgatory), hand-painted on wood, Queretaro, c. 1870-1900. Closeup photo showing the base of the cross with the souls in purgatory. Mexican vintage devotional art, and Mexican vintage woodcarving and masks, a beautiful Cruz de Animas (Cross of the Souls in Purgatory), hand-painted on wood, Queretaro, c. 1870-1900. Photo showing the back side of the cross.
BH-1: Mexican vintage devotional art, and Mexican vintage woodcarving and masks, a beautiful Cruz de Animas (Cross of the Souls in Purgatory), hand-painted on wood, Queretaro, c. 1870-1900. The painting depicts Christ crucified, the Holy Spirit, the Sorrowful Mother, the sun and the moon, the cock that crowed, St. Michael the Archangel, and the animas in Purgatory. The cross is in very good condition, given its age. Size: 21 3/4 inches high by 8 1/16 inches wide, at the widest part, by 3 inches deep (front to back). Price: $1400.

 

Vintage Mexican devotional art, and vintage Mexican woodcarving, a very detailed and beautiful woodcarving, depicting Our Lady of Zapopan, with the signature of the very famous Cortes family of carvers, c. 1940. Main photo of the Mexican woodcarving. Vintage Mexican devotional art, and vintage Mexican woodcarving, a very detailed and beautiful woodcarving, depicting Our Lady of Zapopan, with the signature of the very famous Cortes family of carvers, c. 1940. Closeup photo of the Lady's lovely face. Vintage Mexican devotional art, and vintage Mexican woodcarving, a very detailed and beautiful woodcarving, depicting Our Lady of Zapopan, with the signature of the very famous Cortes family of carvers, c. 1940. Closeup photo of the bottom of the woodcarving. Vintage Mexican devotional art, and vintage Mexican woodcarving, a very detailed and beautiful woodcarving, depicting Our Lady of Zapopan, with the signature of the very famous Cortes family of carvers, c. 1940. Photo showing the back side of the Cortes family woodcarving.
BD-6: Vintage Mexican devotional art, and vintage Mexican woodcarving, a very detailed and beautiful woodcarving, depicting Our Lady of Zapopan, with the signature of the very famous Cortes family of carvers, c. 1940. The quality of the carving is excellent, and the image is very beautiful and serene. This image of Our Lady is venerated in the Basilica at Zapopan, near Guadalajara, in the state of Jalisco. Condition is very good. Size: 12 inches high by 9 inches wide, at the widest part, by 4 3/4 inches deep (front to back). Price: $375.

 

Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage wood-carvings, a darling woodcarving of a very fanciful and endearing giraffe, Oaxaca, c. 1950's. Main photo of the carved wooden giraffe from Oaxaca. Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage wood-carvings, a darling woodcarving of a very fanciful and endearing giraffe, Oaxaca, c. 1950's. Closeup photo of the carved wooden giraffe's head. Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage wood-carvings, a darling woodcarving of a very fanciful and endearing giraffe, Oaxaca, c. 1950's. Another full-view photo of the giraffe.
BA-10: Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage wood-carvings, a darling woodcarving of a very fanciful and endearing giraffe, Oaxaca, c. 1950's. The painted colors of the giraffe are unfaded and very vibrant. This is a great piece of Mexican vintage folk art! Condition is very good. Size: 11 inches high by 7 inches long by 2 inches wide. Price: $175.

 

Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage wood-carving, a lovely carved wooden animal (perhaps a wolf or a hyena) attributed to the famous wood-carver and folk artist of Oaxaca, the late Manuel Jimenez, Oaxaca, c. 1950's. Main photo of the wood-carving of a wonderful animal, by Manuel Jimenez of Oaxaca. Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage wood-carving, a lovely carved wooden animal (perhaps a wolf or a hyena) attributed to the famous wood-carver and folk artist of Oaxaca, the late Manuel Jimenez, Oaxaca, c. 1950's. Side view of the wooden, folk-art animal by Manuel Jimenez of Oaxaca. Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage wood-carving, a lovely carved wooden animal (perhaps a wolf or a hyena) attributed to the famous wood-carver and folk artist of Oaxaca, the late Manuel Jimenez, Oaxaca, c. 1950's. Photo shot from behind the wooden folk-art animal by Manuel Jimenez.
AY-3: Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage wood-carving, a lovely carved wooden animal (perhaps a wolf or a hyena) attributed to the famous wood-carver and folk artist of Oaxaca, the late Manuel Jimenez, Oaxaca, c. 1950's. The wood-carving is very beautifully done; this is a great piece of Mexican vintage folk art by a true master! Jimenez is credited with originating the tradition of folk-art wood-carving in Oaxaca. His pieces are very primitive, bold, and imaginative, and they are highly sought after by collectors. Condition is very good. Size: 8 inches long by 5 1/2 inches high by 2 1/2 inches wide, at the widest part. Price: $185.

 

Mexican vintage wood-carving, a beautiful hand-carved batea with very fine lacquer and artwork, Uruapan, Michoacan, c. 1940's. Main photo of the laquerware carved wooden batea from Michoacan. Mexican vintage wood-carving, a beautiful hand-carved batea with very fine lacquer and artwork, Uruapan, Michoacan, c. 1940's. Closeup view of some of the floral decorations of the Mexican carved wooden, laquerware batea from Uruapan, Michoacan. Mexican vintage wood-carving, a beautiful hand-carved batea with very fine lacquer and artwork, Uruapan, Michoacan, c. 1940's. Photo showing the back side of the wood-carved, laquerware batea from Uruapan, Michoacan.
AX-12: Mexican vintage wood-carving, a beautiful hand-carved batea with very fine lacquer and artwork, Uruapan, Michoacan, c. 1940's. The artwork features very fine floral designs, and the overall effect is wonderful! Wooden laquerware is a special artform which has been practiced for centuries in the state of Michoacan. Condition of this batea is very good. Size: 15 1/4 inches diameter. Price: $275.

 

Mexican vintage devotional art, and Mexican vintage wood-carvings and masks, a lovely and finely carved wooden statue of Our Lady of Good Health (N.S. de la Salud), patroness of Michoacan, Patzcuaro, c. 1930's. Main photo of the vintage Mexican wood-carving. Mexican vintage devotional art, and Mexican vintage wood-carvings and masks, a lovely and finely carved wooden statue of Our Lady of Good Health (N.S. de la Salud), patroness of Michoacan, Patzcuaro, c. 1930's. A photo of the top of the Mexican devotional art wood-carving. Mexican vintage devotional art, and Mexican vintage wood-carvings and masks, a lovely and finely carved wooden statue of Our Lady of Good Health (N.S. de la Salud), patroness of Michoacan, Patzcuaro, c. 1930's. A photo showing the bottom half of the Mexican wood-carving. Mexican vintage devotional art, and Mexican vintage wood-carvings and masks, a lovely and finely carved wooden statue of Our Lady of Good Health (N.S. de la Salud), patroness of Michoacan, Patzcuaro, c. 1930's. A photo showing the back side of the statue. Mexican vintage devotional art, and Mexican vintage wood-carvings and masks, a lovely and finely carved wooden statue of Our Lady of Good Health (N.S. de la Salud), patroness of Michoacan, Patzcuaro, c. 1930's. A closeup photo of Our Lady's face.
AV-4: Mexican vintage devotional art, and Mexican vintage wood-carvings and masks, a lovely and finely carved wooden statue of Our Lady of Good Health (N.S. de la Salud), patroness of Michoacan, Patzcuaro, c. 1930's. The original statue of Our Lady of Good Health, brought to Michoacan from Spain in the late 16th century, is housed in the beautiful Basilica in Patzcuaro, where Our Lady is highly revered and venerated. The image features the fine chip-work carving, typical of fine wood-carving in Michoacan.
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Mexican vintage devotional art, and Mexican vintage woodcarving, a lovely woodcarving of Our Lady of Good Health, Patronness of the Basilica in Patzcuaro, Michoacan, c. 1950's. Main photo. Mexican vintage devotional art, and Mexican vintage woodcarving, a lovely woodcarving of Our Lady of Good Health, Patronness of the Basilica in Patzcuaro, Michoacan, c. 1950's. Closeup photo of the Lady's face. Mexican vintage devotional art, and Mexican vintage woodcarving, a lovely woodcarving of Our Lady of Good Health, Patronness of the Basilica in Patzcuaro, Michoacan, c. 1950's. Closeup photo of the incised detail of Our Lady's garments. Mexican vintage devotional art, and Mexican vintage woodcarving, a lovely woodcarving of Our Lady of Good Health, Patronness of the Basilica in Patzcuaro, Michoacan, c. 1950's. Photo of the top of the figure.
AJ-7: Mexican vintage devotional art, and Mexican vintage woodcarving, a lovely woodcarving of Our Lady of Good Health, Patronness of the Basilica in Patzcuaro, Michoacan, c. 1950's. The statue is very graceful and lovely, and Our Lady's face is extremely well-carved and very serene and beautiful. Her garments are wonderfully incised with intricate designs. Condition is very good. Size: 12 3/4 inches high by 7 1/4 inches wide by 4 1/2 inches deep (front to back). Price: $295.

 

Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage wood-carving, a beautiful feather-art portrait of the Mexican eagle, in a wonderful hand-carved wooden frame, c. 1930's. Main photo. Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage wood-carving, a beautiful feather-art portrait of the Mexican eagle, in a wonderful hand-carved wooden frame, c. 1930's. Closeup photo of the feather-art eagle and flag. Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage wood-carving, a beautiful feather-art portrait of the Mexican eagle, in a wonderful hand-carved wooden frame, c. 1930's. Closeup photo of the flag at the eagle's feet.
AJ-13: Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage wood-carving, a beautiful feather-art portrait of the Mexican eagle, in a wonderful hand-carved wooden frame, c. 1930's. The feather-art is extremely detailed and fine; this is a great piece of Mexican folk art! Condition is very good. Size: 15 1/2 inches wide by 12 1/4 inches high, including the wooden frame. The feather-art image (not including the frame) is 10 1/4 inches wide by 7 1/2 inches high. Price: $375.

 

Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage wood-carving, a hand-carved wooden candlelabra, Oaxaca, c. 1940's.  Main photo. Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage wood-carving, a hand-carved wooden candlelabra, Oaxaca, c. 1940's.  Closeup photo of an angel on the carved wooden candleabra. Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage wood-carving, a hand-carved wooden candlelabra, Oaxaca, c. 1940's.  Another full view of the wooden candleabra from Oaxaca. Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage wood-carving, a hand-carved wooden candlelabra, Oaxaca, c. 1940's.  Photo showing the back side of the piece.
AJ-14: Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage wood-carving, a hand-carved wooden candlelabra, Oaxaca, c. 1940's. The carving is masterfully done; the piece is beautiful. Condition is very good. Size: 12 inches wide by 11 inches high. Price: $225.

 

 

Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage woodcarving, a carved wooden figure depicting the famous Mexican artist, Dr. Atl (Gerado Murillo), by the also famous Mexican folk artist, Manuel Jimenez, Arazola, Oaxaca, c. 1950-60's. Main photo of the wooden figure of Dr. Atl. Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage woodcarving, a carved wooden figure depicting the famous Mexican artist, Dr. Atl (Gerado Murillo), by the also famous Mexican folk artist, Manuel Jimenez, Arazola, Oaxaca, c. 1950-60's. Closeup photo of the wooden figures face and glasses. Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage woodcarving, a carved wooden figure depicting the famous Mexican artist, Dr. Atl (Gerado Murillo), by the also famous Mexican folk artist, Manuel Jimenez, Arazola, Oaxaca, c. 1950-60's. A side-view of the wooden figure.
AI-15: Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage woodcarving, a carved wooden figure depicting the famous Mexican artist, Dr. Atl (Gerado Murillo), by the also famous Mexican folk artist, Manuel Jimenez, Arazola, Oaxaca, c. 1950-60's. Jimenez is the father of folk art woodcarving in Oaxaca. In his early career, he mainly carved figures of animals: cows, doggies, deer, and all his pieces were unsigned. This is an early Jimenez piece, and it also is unsigned. This is a Mexican folk art collector's dream. Condition is very good. Size: 11 1/2 inches high by 3 1/4 inches wide by 1 3/4 inches deep (thickness, front to back). Price: $350.

 

Mexican vintage wood-carving, and Mexican vintage folk-art, a beautiful carved and hand-painted batea from Quiroga, Michoacan, c. 1930's. Main photo of the batea. Mexican vintage wood-carving, and Mexican vintage folk-art, a beautiful carved and hand-painted batea from Quiroga, Michoacan, c. 1930's. Closeup photo of part of the rim of the batea. Mexican vintage wood-carving, and Mexican vintage folk-art, a beautiful carved and hand-painted batea from Quiroga, Michoacan, c. 1930's. Closeup photo of the front of the batea, showing the lovely painted flowers. Mexican vintage wood-carving, and Mexican vintage folk-art, a beautiful carved and hand-painted batea from Quiroga, Michoacan, c. 1930's. Photo of the back side of the batea.
VV-11: Mexican vintage wood-carving, and Mexican vintage folk-art, a beautiful carved and hand-painted batea from Quiroga, Michoacan, c. 1930's. The batea is hand-adzed, and the painting decorating the front of the batea is uniquely beautiful. This is an older and a very collectible piece! Condition is very good. Size: 17 inches diameter. Price: $225.

 

Mexican vintage wood-carving and Mexican vintage folk art, a wooden oval charger from Olinala, Guerrero, laquered and with beautifully incised decorations, c. 1930's. Main photo of Olinala laquer-ware charger. Mexican vintage wood-carving and Mexican vintage folk art, a wooden oval charger from Olinala, Guerrero, laquered and with beautifully incised decorations, c. 1930's. Closeup photo of the incised decorations on the Olinala laquer-ware charger. Mexican vintage wood-carving and Mexican vintage folk art, a wooden oval charger from Olinala, Guerrero, laquered and with beautifully incised decorations, c. 1930's. Photo showing the back side of the Olinala laquer-ware charger.
LL-10: Mexican vintage wood-carving and Mexican vintage folk art, a wooden oval charger from Olinala, Guerrero, laquered and with beautifully incised decorations, c. 1930's. The tray is decorated with flowers, cats (or jaguars), and rabbits. This is an exquisite piece of vintage Mexican fine/folk art! Condition is excellent. Size: 17 1/4 inches wide by 15 1/4 inches high. Price: $325.

 

Mexican vintage wood-carving and vintage folk art, a carved wooden mask from Puebla, 1930 or earlier. The mask is from the Danza de Abonicos (Dance of the Fans), and originates from Huauchinango, in the state of Puebla. Main photo of the mask. Mexican vintage wood-carving and vintage folk art, a carved wooden mask from Puebla, 1930 or earlier. The mask is from the Danza de Abonicos (Dance of the Fans), and originates from Huauchinango, in the state of Puebla. Side view of the Puebla mask. Mexican vintage wood-carving and vintage folk art, a carved wooden mask from Puebla, 1930 or earlier. The mask is from the Danza de Abonicos (Dance of the Fans), and originates from Huauchinango, in the state of Puebla. Photo showing the back side of the Puebla mask.
JJ-14: Mexican vintage wood-carving and vintage folk art, a carved wooden mask from Puebla, 1930 or earlier. The mask is from the Danza de Abonicos (Dance of the Fans), and originates from Huauchinango, in the state of Puebla. This is a beautiful and highly collectible mask. Condition is very good; there is paint loss and fading, given the age and probable repeated use of the mask. Size: 7 3/4 inches high by 6 1/4 inches wide by 5 inches deep (front to back). Price: $425.

 

Mexican vintage wood-carving and folk-art, a beautiful wooden batea from Uruapan, Michoacan, c. 1930. The batea is beautifully hand-carved and has exquisite floral decorations. Main photo of the batea. Mexican vintage wood-carving and folk-art, a beautiful wooden batea from Uruapan, Michoacan, c. 1930. The batea is beautifully hand-carved and has exquisite floral decorations. Closeup photo of the floral decorations on the front center of the batea. Mexican vintage wood-carving and folk-art, a beautiful wooden batea from Uruapan, Michoacan, c. 1930. The batea is beautifully hand-carved and has exquisite floral decorations. Photo of the back side of the Uruapan batea.
HH-6: Mexican vintage wood-carving and folk-art, a beautiful wooden batea from Uruapan, Michoacan, c. 1920. The batea is beautifully hand-carved and then carefully laquered, and finally is painted with exquisite floral decorations. This is a great piece of vintage Mexican folk-art! Condition is excellent. Size: 18 inches diameter. Price: $950.

 

Mexican vintage wood-carving and folk art, a wonderfully carved and decorated helmet-style jaguar mask, used in dances and folk-festivals, from the Mexican state of Guerrero, c. 1950's. Main photo of the front of the Guerrero jaguar mask. Mexican vintage wood-carving and folk art, a wonderfully carved and decorated helmet-style jaguar mask, used in dances and folk-festivals, from the Mexican state of Guerrero, c. 1950's. Photo showing the side of the Guerrero jaguar mask. Mexican vintage wood-carving and folk art, a wonderfully carved and decorated helmet-style jaguar mask, used in dances and folk-festivals, from the Mexican state of Guerrero, c. 1950's. Photo showing the inside of the Guerrero jaguar mask. Mexican vintage wood-carving and folk art, a wonderfully carved and decorated helmet-style jaguar mask, used in dances and folk-festivals, from the Mexican state of Guerrero, c. 1950's. Photo showing the back side of the Guerrero jaguar mask.
HH-12: Mexican vintage wood-carving and folk art, a wonderfully carved and decorated helmet-style jaguar mask, used in dances and folk-festivals, from the Mexican state of Guerrero, c. 1950's. Condition is excellent. Size: 8 3/4 inches high by 8 1/2 inches wide. Price: $650.

 

Mexican vintage wood-carving and folk art, a hand-carved laquer-ware batea with wonderful artwork, Uruapan, Michoacan, c. 1930's. The batea features lovely floral decorations, painted on top of the fine laquer finish.  Main photo. Mexican vintage wood-carving and folk art, a hand-carved laquer-ware batea with wonderful artwork, Uruapan, Michoacan, c. 1930's. The batea features lovely floral decorations, painted on top of the fine laquer finish.  Closeup photo of the floral decorations on the batea. Mexican vintage wood-carving and folk art, a hand-carved laquer-ware batea with wonderful artwork, Uruapan, Michoacan, c. 1930's. The batea features lovely floral decorations, painted on top of the fine laquer finish.  Photo of the back side of the wooden batea.
DD-7: Mexican vintage wood-carving and folk art, a hand-carved laquer-ware batea with wonderful artwork, Uruapan, Michoacan, c. 1930's. The batea features lovely floral decorations, painted on top of the fine laquer finish. This is an amazing piece of Mexican vintage fine/folk art! Condition is excellent. Size: 14 inches diameter. Price: $350.

 

Mexican vintage wood carving, and Mexican vintage folk art, a laquered box from Olinala, Michoacan, with fantastic birds and foliage, c. 1950. Main photo. Mexican vintage wood carving, and Mexican vintage folk art, a laquered box from Olinala, Michoacan, with fantastic birds and foliage, c. 1950. Side view. Mexican vintage wood carving, and Mexican vintage folk art, a laquered box from Olinala, Michoacan, with fantastic birds and foliage, c. 1950. Top view. Mexican vintage wood carving, and Mexican vintage folk art, a laquered box from Olinala, Michoacan, with fantastic birds and foliage, c. 1950. A view of another side. Mexican vintage wood carving, and Mexican vintage folk art, a laquered box from Olinala, Michoacan, with fantastic birds and foliage, c. 1950. Another view of another side of box.
V-2: Mexican vintage wood carving, and Mexican vintage folk art, a laquered box from Olinala, Michoacan, with fantastic birds and foliage, c. 1950. The painted decorations of birds and flowers are incredible. The artist begins by hand-carving the box from wood, which is plentiful in the state of Michoacan. The box is then carefully laquered, with a black slip. After this has dried, the artist paints the decorative scenery. This method of laquer and painting has pre-hispanic origins in the region of the Tarascan natives (the Purephecha, in their own language). Condition is excellent. Size: 10 inches wide by 4 1/2 inches high by 5 3/4 inches deep (front to back of box). Price: $175.

 

Mexican vintage woodcarving, a laquer-ware box from Uruapan, Michoacan, c. 1930. Beautifully decorated with hand-painted flowers and foliage.  Main photo. Mexican vintage woodcarving, a laquer-ware box from Uruapan, Michoacan, c. 1930. Beautifully decorated with hand-painted flowers and foliage.  Photo of top of box. Mexican vintage woodcarving, a laquer-ware box from Uruapan, Michoacan, c. 1930. Beautifully decorated with hand-painted flowers and foliage.  Photo of bottom of box. Mexican vintage woodcarving, a laquer-ware box from Uruapan, Michoacan, c. 1930. Beautifully decorated with hand-painted flowers and foliage.  Photo of the inside of the box with lid open.
U-3: Mexican vintage woodcarving, a laquer-ware box from Uruapan, Michoacan, c. 1930. Beautifully decorated with hand-painted flowers and foliage. The box still has the original lock and key, and they work! Condition is very good, given the age of this piece; there is some very minor loss of laquer in places. It is a very unique and rare piece from Uruapan. Size: 11 1/2 inches long by 4 inches wide by 2 inches high. Price: $245.

 

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