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Vintage Mexican Wood Carvings and Masks

 

Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a beautiful carved wooden bas-relief, Mexico City, c. 1950. Main photo of the plaque. Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a beautiful carved wooden bas-relief, Mexico City, c. 1950. Closeup photo of the church.
EL-1: Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a beautiful carved wooden bas-relief, Mexico City, c. 1950. The scene is of a village and its church, very possibly San Miguel Archangel Church in San Miguel Allende, Guanajuato. The piece is beautifully carved and painted. Condition is very good. Size: 12 1/16 inches wide by 10 inches high. Price: $175.

 

Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a wonderful wooden mask depicting a devil and used in ceremonial dances, Guerrero, c. 1940's. Main photo of the mask. Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a wonderful wooden mask depicting a devil and used in ceremonial dances, Guerrero, c. 1940's. Closeup photo of the real goat horns adorning the mask. Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a wonderful wooden mask depicting a devil and used in ceremonial dances, Guerrero, c. 1940's. A closeup photo of the front of the mask.
DV-7: Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a wonderful wooden mask depicting a devil and used in ceremonial dances, Guerrero, c. 1940's. The mask was probably used in the Mummery of Devils celebration on September 16 in Guerrero. The mask is visually stunning, with wonderful painted decorations and real goat horns. Condition is very good. Size: 10 1/2 inches high, not including the horns, by 6 3/4 inches wide. Price: $275. .

 

Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a beautifully beaded wood-carved Huichol mask, Jalisco, c. 1980. Main photo of the beaded mask. Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a beautifully beaded wood-carved Huichol mask, Jalisco, c. 1980.  Closeup photo of a part of the beaded Huichol mask.
DE-6: Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a beautifully beaded wood-carved Huichol mask, Jalisco, c. 1980. The very fine and colorful beadwork depicts various religious and mythological symbols of the Huichol Indians. Condition is very good. Size: 9 inches high by 6 inches wide. Price: $215.

 

Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a wonderful carved wooden merry-go--round with happy children riding in sparrows, laquerware, Olinala, c. 1950's. Main photo of the piece. Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a wonderful carved wooden merry-go--round with happy children riding in sparrows, laquerware, Olinala, c. 1950's. Photo showing the happy children riding in sparrows. Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a wonderful carved wooden merry-go--round with happy children riding in sparrows, laquerware, Olinala, c. 1950's. Photo shot from above looking down at the top of the piece.
CQ-9: Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a wonderful carved wooden merry-go--round with happy children riding in sparrows, laquerware, Olinala, c. 1950's. This is Mexican folk art at its best, and it brings a smile to the beholder's face. Condition is very good. Size: 10 1/2 inches high by 8 1/2 inches wide. Price: $250.

 

Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, and Mexican vintage folk art, a large laquerware wooden tray with very fine and detailed artwork, Olinala, c. 1940. Main photo of the tray. Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, and Mexican vintage folk art, a large laquerware wooden tray with very fine and detailed artwork, Olinala, c. 1940. Closeup photo of one side of the tray. Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, and Mexican vintage folk art, a large laquerware wooden tray with very fine and detailed artwork, Olinala, c. 1940. Closeup photo of the second side of the tray. Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, and Mexican vintage folk art, a large laquerware wooden tray with very fine and detailed artwork, Olinala, c. 1940. Closeup photo of the birds and flowers on the tray.
CK-8: Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, and Mexican vintage folk art, a large laquerware wooden tray with very fine and detailed artwork, Olinala, c. 1940. The exquisite artwork depicts flowers, birds, jaguars, deer, squirrels, and hummingbirds. This is a great piece of laquerware art from Olinala. Condition is very good. Size: 26 3/4 inches wide by 20 3/4 inches high. Price: $825.

 

Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a wonderful wooden mask depicting and animated and charming bull, or Torito, Michoacan, c. 1940's.  Main photo of the mask. Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a wonderful wooden mask depicting and animated and charming bull, or Torito, Michoacan, c. 1940's.  Closeup photo of the bull's head. Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a wonderful wooden mask depicting and animated and charming bull, or Torito, Michoacan, c. 1940's.  Photo of the back side of the mask.
CK-13: Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a wonderful wooden mask depicting and animated and charming bull, or Torito, Michoacan, c. 1940's. The mask is used in dances and festivals in Michoacan, Chiapas, and Veracruz. Condition is very good, given the age of the piece. Size: 7 3/4 inches high by 10 3/4 inches wide, not including the horns, by 2 inches deep (front to back). Price: $275.

 

Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, and Mexican vintage folk art, a wonderful carved and painted wooden "Mask of the Negrito (Negro)", used in the dance in winter in San Lorenzo, Michoacan, c. 1950.  Main photo of the mask. Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, and Mexican vintage folk art, a wonderful carved and painted wooden "Mask of the Negrito (Negro)", used in the dance in winter in San Lorenzo, Michoacan, c. 1950.  Closeup photo of the mouth of the mask, showing the brass tooth. Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, and Mexican vintage folk art, a wonderful carved and painted wooden "Mask of the Negrito (Negro)", used in the dance in winter in San Lorenzo, Michoacan, c. 1950.  Photo showing the back side of the mask.
CJ-4: Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, and Mexican vintage folk art, a wonderful carved and painted wooden "Mask of the Negrito (Negro)", used in the dance in winter in San Lorenzo, Michoacan, c. 1950. The Tarascan dance is performed in honor of the Child Jesus. This mask has a "gold tooth" made of brass. Condition is very good. Size: 7 1/2 inches high by 5 1/2 inches wide at the widest part. Price: $325.

 

CI-13: Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a beautiful beaded Huichol mask with very intricate and crisp design elements, the Sierras of Nyarite, c. 1950's. Main photo of the Huichol beaded mask. CI-13: Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a beautiful beaded Huichol mask with very intricate and crisp design elements, the Sierras of Nyarite, c. 1950's. Closeup photo of the top part of the mask, showing the peyote bud on the front above the eye-openings. CI-13: Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a beautiful beaded Huichol mask with very intricate and crisp design elements, the Sierras of Nyarite, c. 1950's. Closeup photo of the bottom part of the mask, near the mouth. CI-13: Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a beautiful beaded Huichol mask with very intricate and crisp design elements, the Sierras of Nyarite, c. 1950's. Photo showing the back of the mask. CI-13: Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a beautiful beaded Huichol mask with very intricate and crisp design elements, the Sierras of Nyarite, c. 1950's. A side view of the mask, showing its thickness, front to back.
CI-13: Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a beautiful beaded Huichol mask with very intricate and crisp design elements, the Sierras of Nayarit, c. 1950's. The mask is decorated with symbols very sacred to the Huichols: a peyote bud, scorpion, deer, and a snake. The beadwork is very fine, with thousands of small beads applied to a wax or pitch base, covering the wood-carved mask. Condition is very good. Size: 9 inches high by 5 1/2 inches wide, at the widest part, by 3 1/16 inches deep (front to back). Price: $295.

 

Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a wonderful woodcarving depicting a lovely rabbit, with bold colors, by the famous folk artist Manuel Jimenez of Arrazola, Oaxaca, c. 1950. Main photo of the woodcarving. Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a wonderful woodcarving depicting a lovely rabbit, with bold colors, by the famous folk artist Manuel Jimenez of Arrazola, Oaxaca, c. 1950. A frontal view of the carved rabbit. Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a wonderful woodcarving depicting a lovely rabbit, with bold colors, by the famous folk artist Manuel Jimenez of Arrazola, Oaxaca, c. 1950. Photo of the second side of the carved rabbit.
CF-5: Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a wonderful woodcarving depicting a lovely rabbit, with bold colors, by the famous folk artist Manuel Jimenez of Arrazola, Oaxaca, c. 1950. Manuel would carve wooden figures while he tended the family's flock. He is the father of Oaxacan carved wooden "animalitos and alebrijes". Condition is very good. Size: 6 inches high by 7 1/2 inches long by 2 inches wide. Price: $275.

 

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 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: $675.

 

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 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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