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Vintage Mexican Wood Carvings and Masks

 

Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a beautifully carved wooden bull attributed to the great folk artist, Manuel Jimenez, Arrazola, Oaxace, c. 1950's. Main photo of the bull by Manuel Jimenez. Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a beautifully carved wooden bull attributed to the great folk artist, Manuel Jimenez, Arrazola, Oaxace, c. 1950's. Closeup photo of the bull's massive head. Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a beautifully carved wooden bull attributed to the great folk artist, Manuel Jimenez, Arrazola, Oaxace, c. 1950's. A side view of the bull by Manuel Jimenez of Oaxaca.
DK-2: Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a beautifully carved wooden bull attributed to the great folk artist, Manuel Jimenez, Arrazola, Oaxace, c. 1950's. The carving is decorated in the old style using watercolors. The bull is dignified, yet appears very powerful. Manuel Jimenez is the father of the tradition of woodcarving in Arrazola and Oaxaca. He was truly a master! Condition is very good. Size: 17 inches long by 11 inches high by 6 inches wide at the widest part, the bull's horns.
SOLD. Thank you!

 

Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a Day-of-the-Dead cart filled with jovial souls on their way to the market to buy Cempusuctl, or marigolds, to decorate home altars and the graves of loved ones, attributed to the great Manuel Jimenez, Arrazola, Oaxaca, c. 1950's.  Main photo of the cart and horse. Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a Day-of-the-Dead cart filled with jovial souls on their way to the market to buy Cempusuctl, or marigolds, to decorate home altars and the graves of loved ones, attributed to the great Manuel Jimenez, Arrazola, Oaxaca, c. 1950's.  Closeup photo of the occupants of the cart. Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a Day-of-the-Dead cart filled with jovial souls on their way to the market to buy Cempusuctl, or marigolds, to decorate home altars and the graves of loved ones, attributed to the great Manuel Jimenez, Arrazola, Oaxaca, c. 1950's.  Photo of the horse pulling the cart. Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a Day-of-the-Dead cart filled with jovial souls on their way to the market to buy Cempusuctl, or marigolds, to decorate home altars and the graves of loved ones, attributed to the great Manuel Jimenez, Arrazola, Oaxaca, c. 1950's.  Photo shot from above the cart, looking down.
DK-3: Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a Day-of-the-Dead cart filled with jovial souls on their way to the market to buy Cempusuctl, or marigolds, to decorate home altars and the graves of loved ones, attributed to the great Manuel Jimenez, Arrazola, Oaxaca, c. 1950's. This work reflects the folk artist's sense of the cycle of life and death. This is wonderful vintage folk art by a great master! Condition is very good.
SOLD. Thank you!

 

Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a wonderful woodcarving of a rat by the great folk artist, Manuel Jimenez of Arrazola, Oaxaca, c. 1950's. Main photo of the rat. Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a wonderful woodcarving of a rat by the great folk artist, Manuel Jimenez of Arrazola, Oaxaca, c. 1950's. Closeup photo of the rat's head.
DK-4: Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a wonderful woodcarving of a rat by the great folk artist, Manuel Jimenez of Arrazola, Oaxaca, c. 1950's. Manuel Jimenez is the father of the woodcarving tradition in Oaxaca. He was truly a master! The rat is painted in the old style, with watercolor paints. Condition is very good. Size: 9 1/2 inches long, not including the tail (which is 6 inches long), by 5 1/4 inches high by 2 1/4 inches wide.
SOLD. Thank you!

 

Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a wonderful woodcarving of a fierce tiger, attributed to the great Manuel Jimenez of Oaxace, c. 1950's. Main phot of the fierce tiger. Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a wonderful woodcarving of a fierce tiger, attributed to the great Manuel Jimenez of Oaxace, c. 1950's. Closeup photo showing the tiger's mouth and teeth.
DI-11: Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a wonderful woodcarving of a fierce tiger, attributed to the great Manuel Jimenez of Oaxace, c. 1950's. The tiger is beautifully carved and, with his mouth full of teeth, he is indeed fierce. This is great folk art by a true master! Condition is very good. Size: 11 1/2 inches long, including the tail, by 5 inches high by 2 1/2 inches wide. Price: $425.

 

Mexican vintage devotional art, and Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a wonderful wood-carved bulto (statue) depicting St. Elizabeth of Hungary, c. 1930. Main photo of the bulto. Mexican vintage devotional art, and Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a wonderful wood-carved bulto (statue) depicting St. Elizabeth of Hungary, c. 1930. Closeup photo of the statue's face. Mexican vintage devotional art, and Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a wonderful wood-carved bulto (statue) depicting St. Elizabeth of Hungary, c. 1930. Side view of the statue. Mexican vintage devotional art, and Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a wonderful wood-carved bulto (statue) depicting St. Elizabeth of Hungary, c. 1930. View of the back side of the statue.
DG-4: Mexican vintage devotional art, and Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a wonderful wood-carved bulto (statue) depicting St. Elizabeth of Hungary, c. 1930. The saint is known for her choice not to marry, and for her dedication to the care of the sick and dying. With her own funds she built a hospital, where she died at the young age of 26. She is the patron saint of nurses. Condition is good, given the age of the piece: the paint and gesso show wear, and one side of the bulto is charred, as seen in the photographs, perhaps from being too close to a candle. Nevertheless, she is beautiful and serene, and has a wonderful aura and patina. Size: 9 1/2 inches high by 3 inches wide by 2 inches deep (front to back). Price: $195.

 

Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a wonderful and colorful woodcarving of a stately lion, attributed to the great folk artist Manuel Jimenez of Oaxaca, c. 1950's. Main photo of the lion. Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a wonderful and colorful woodcarving of a stately lion, attributed to the great folk artist Manuel Jimenez of Oaxaca, c. 1950's. A photo showing the lion's face. Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a wonderful and colorful woodcarving of a stately lion, attributed to the great folk artist Manuel Jimenez of Oaxaca, c. 1950's. A view of the other side of the lion.
DG-10: Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a wonderful and colorful woodcarving of a stately lion, attributed to the great folk artist Manuel Jimenez of Oaxaca, c. 1950's. This regal beast is indeed a "Mexican Lion King." Manuel Jimenez is the father of folk art woodcarving in Oaxaca. Condition is very good and colors are vibrant and unfaded. Size: 5 inches high by 10 1/2 inches long by 2 1/4 inches wide, at the widest part. Price: $450.

 

Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a wonderful carved wooden leopard with beautiful painted decorations, signed on the bottom "Quirino Santiago Cruz, Etla, Oaxaca", c. 1970's.  Main photo of the carving. Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a wonderful carved wooden leopard with beautiful painted decorations, signed on the bottom "Quirino Santiago Cruz, Etla, Oaxaca", c. 1970's. Closeup photo of the front of the leopard. Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a wonderful carved wooden leopard with beautiful painted decorations, signed on the bottom "Quirino Santiago Cruz, Etla, Oaxaca", c. 1970's.  Photo of the bottom of the carving with the artist's signature.
DF-4: Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a wonderful carved wooden leopard with beautiful painted decorations, signed on the bottom "Quirino Santiago Cruz, Etla, Oaxaca", c. 1970's. The leopard is wonderfully carved and is very alert in appearance. Quirino is well-known for his carved wooden animals. Condition is very good. Size: 5 1/16 inches high by 3 3/4 inches long by 1 1/2 inches wide, at the widest part. Price: $85.

 

Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a very wonderful wood-carved bas-relief, unsigned, featuring a beautiful "China Poblana" in traditional dress, c. 1940's. Main photo of the carving. Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a very wonderful wood-carved bas-relief, unsigned, featuring a beautiful "China Poblana" in traditional dress, c. 1940's. Closeup photo of the woman's face. Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a very wonderful wood-carved bas-relief, unsigned, featuring a beautiful "China Poblana" in traditional dress, c. 1940's. Photo of the lower part of the carving showing the woman's skirt with the Mexican eagle.
DE-3: Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a very wonderful wood-carved bas-relief, unsigned, featuring a beautiful "China Poblana" in traditional dress, c. 1940's. This piece is beautifully carved, and the China Poblana is very lovely. The woman's skirt features the traditional Mexican eagle. This bas-relief is a great and highly collectible piece of vintage Mexican folk art! Condition is very good. Size: 11 1/4 inches high by 9 1/2 inches wide.
SOLD. Thank you!

 

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 hand-adzed wooden plate with fine carving and pyro art, Michoacan, c. 1940's. Main photo of the plate. Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a wonderful hand-adzed wooden plate with fine carving and pyro art, Michoacan, c. 1940's. Closeup photo of the front of the plate.
DE-7: Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a wonderful hand-adzed wooden plate with fine carving and pyro art, Michoacan, c. 1940's. The artwork depicts a scene of Lake Patzcuaro. In the foreground are women picking flowers. This is a rare and wonderful piece of Mexican folk art! Condition is very good. Size: 11 1/2 inches diameter. Price: $195.

 

Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, and Mexican vintage folk art, a wonderful wood carving of a dog, signed on the bottom by the famous folk artist Quirino Santiago Cruz of Etla, Oaxaca, c. 1960. Main photo of the dog. Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, and Mexican vintage folk art, a wonderful wood carving of a dog, signed on the bottom by the famous folk artist Quirino Santiago Cruz of Etla, Oaxaca, c. 1960. Closeup photo of the dog's head. Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, and Mexican vintage folk art, a wonderful wood carving of a dog, signed on the bottom by the famous folk artist Quirino Santiago Cruz of Etla, Oaxaca, c. 1960. Photo of the bottom of the carving, showing the artist's signature.
DB-2: Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, and Mexican vintage folk art, a wonderful wood carving of a dog, signed on the bottom by the famous folk artist Quirino Santiago Cruz of Etla, Oaxaca, c. 1960. The "animalito" is beautifully carved and painted. This is great Mexican folk art! Condition is very good. Size: 5 1/2 inches long, including the tail, by 1 1/2 inches high by 2 inches wide.
SOLD. Thank you!

 

Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a wonderful Mexican photoescultura (photo-sculpture) with a picture of an unknown Mexican gentleman, with glass and a lovely carved wooden frame, c. 1920-30.  Main photo of the photo-sculpture. Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a wonderful Mexican photoescultura (photo-sculpture) with a picture of an unknown Mexican gentleman, with glass and a lovely carved wooden frame, c. 1920-30.  Closeup photo of the gentleman's face.
DB-3: Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a wonderful Mexican photoescultura (photo-sculpture) with a picture of an unknown Mexican gentleman, with glass and a lovely carved wooden frame, c. 1920-30. Photoescultura is a uniquely Mexican artform, and usually depicted images of the well-to-do. Condition is very good; there is slight loss of shellac, normal given the age of the piece. Size: 11 3/4 inches high by 10 inches wide by 3 inches deep (front to back). Price: $325.

 

Mexican antique and colonial devotional art, and Mexican woodcarving and masks, a beautiful carved figure of Christ on the cross, wood, gesso, polychrome, c. 19th century, probably from the Guadalajara area.  Main photo of the Crucifix. Mexican antique and colonial devotional art, and Mexican woodcarving and masks, a beautiful carved figure of Christ on the cross, wood, gesso, polychrome, c. 19th century, probably from the Guadalajara area.  A closer view of the piece. Mexican antique and colonial devotional art, and Mexican woodcarving and masks, a beautiful carved figure of Christ on the cross, wood, gesso, polychrome, c. 19th century, probably from the Guadalajara area.  A closeup photo of Christ"s face.
DA-5: Mexican antique and colonial devotional art, and Mexican woodcarving and masks, a beautiful carved figure of Christ on the cross, wood, gesso, polychrome, c. 19th century, probably from the Guadalajara area. The carving has lovely patina, and the figure of Christ is very solemn and beautiful, and is decorated with real horse-hair. Condition is very good, given the age of the piece. Size: 37 inches high, when standing in the box-stand, by 21 inches wide by 5 1/2 inches deep (front to back of the figure of Christ. The wooden box stand is 8 1/16 inches wide by 7 1/2 inches deep (front to back). Price: $1400.

 

Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a lovely and whimsical woodcarving of a heron or duck, attributed to the great Manuel Jimenez of Arrazola, Oaxaca, c. 1950's.  Main photo of the piece. Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a lovely and whimsical woodcarving of a heron or duck, attributed to the great Manuel Jimenez of Arrazola, Oaxaca, c. 1950's.  A frontal view of the figure.
CY-10: Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a lovely and whimsical woodcarving of a heron or duck, attributed to the great Manuel Jimenez of Arrazola, Oaxaca, c. 1950's. This is Manuel Jimenez at his best; this is great folk art by a master! Condition is very good. Size: 7 1/2 inches high by 8 inches long by 2 inches wide. Price: $135.

 

Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage woodcarving and masks, a wonderful "Blessing Bull", Guerrero, c. 1930's. Main photo of the Blessing Bull from Guerrero. Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage woodcarving and masks, a wonderful "Blessing Bull", Guerrero, c. 1930's. A side view of the Blessing Bull. Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage woodcarving and masks, a wonderful "Blessing Bull", Guerrero, c. 1930's. A photo of the back part of the bull.
CX-2: Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage woodcarving and masks, a wonderful "Blessing Bull", Guerrero, c. 1930's. The woodcarved bull is beautifully carved and painted. Farmers in Guerrero would carve these bulls and take them to church to be blessed. The bulls were carried in religious processions. They were then placed in the farmers' fields in hopes of a great havest. Condition is good; there are some signs of wear from age and from being placed in fields. Size: 10 1/2 inches long by 7 inches high by 4 1/2 inches wide.
SOLD. Thank you!

 

Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage woodcarving and masks, a wonderful carved wooden Blessing Bull, Guerrero, c. 1940's. Main photo of the bull. Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage woodcarving and masks, a wonderful carved wooden Blessing Bull, Guerrero, c. 1940's. A side view of the reclining bull from Guerrero.
CW-1: Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage woodcarving and masks, a wonderful carved wooden Blessing Bull, Guerrero, c. 1940's. The bull is beautifully carved and painted. Farmers in Guerrero would carve these bulls and take them to church to be blessed. The bulls were carried in religious processions. They were then placed in the farmers' fields in hopes of a great havest. Condition is good; there are some signs of wear from age and from being placed in fields. Size: 11 inches long by 6 inches high by 4 inches wide.
SOLD. Thank you!

 

Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a Tarahumara wood-carved racoon or badger, with wonderful subtle colors and form, and primitive appearance, Sonora, c. 1960's. Main photo of the carving. Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a Tarahumara wood-carved racoon or badger, with wonderful subtle colors and form, and primitive appearance, Sonora, c. 1960's. A closeup photo of the face of the racoon. Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a Tarahumara wood-carved racoon or badger, with wonderful subtle colors and form, and primitive appearance, Sonora, c. 1960's. A side view of the carving.
CV-8: Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a Tarahumara wood-carved racoon or badger, with wonderful subtle colors and form, and primitive appearance, Sonora, c. 1960's. This is a great piece of Mexican folk art from the Tarahumaras! Condition is very good. Size: 11 1/2 inches long by 5 inches high by 3 inches wide. Price: $150.

 

Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a wonderful folk art woodcarving of a dog, sitting very attentively, by the great Manuel Jimenez of Oaxaca, c. 1950's. Main photo of the dog by Manuel Jimenez. Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a wonderful folk art woodcarving of a dog, sitting very attentively, by the great Manuel Jimenez of Oaxaca, c. 1950's. Photo of some text from a book on Mexican folk art masters. Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a wonderful folk art woodcarving of a dog, sitting very attentively, by the great Manuel Jimenez of Oaxaca, c. 1950's. A side view of the dog. Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a wonderful folk art woodcarving of a dog, sitting very attentively, by the great Manuel Jimenez of Oaxaca, c. 1950's. Another full photo of the dog by Manuel Jimenez of Oaxaca.
CV-9: Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a wonderful folk art woodcarving of a dog, sitting very attentively, by the great Manuel Jimenez of Oaxaca, c. 1950's. This is a great piece of Mexican folk art by a true master. Condition is very good. Size: 8 1/2 inches high by 8 1/2 inches long by 2 1/2 inches wide. Price: $275.

 

Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a beautiful lacquered wooden charger or batea, with incredible floral artwork, Olinala, Guerrero, c. 1920's.  Main photo of the batea. Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a beautiful lacquered wooden charger or batea, with incredible floral artwork, Olinala, Guerrero, c. 1920's.  Closeup photo showing the floral artwork. Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a beautiful lacquered wooden charger or batea, with incredible floral artwork, Olinala, Guerrero, c. 1920's.  Another closeup photo showing more of the floral artwork on the Olinala batea. Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a beautiful lacquered wooden charger or batea, with incredible floral artwork, Olinala, Guerrero, c. 1920's.  Another closeup photo of the floral artwork.
CU-4: Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a beautiful lacquered wooden charger or batea, with incredible floral artwork, Olinala, Guerrero, c. 1920's. The batea is hand-adzed from a single piece of wood, and is then carefully laquered and painted. The overall effect is colorful and spectacular. Condition is good; there is minor loss of laquer in places, but these do not in any way detract from the beautiful artwork of the piece. Size: 32 1/16 inches diameter.
SOLD. Thank you!

 

Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a wonderful wood-carved batea or large plate, with fantastice floral artwork, Quiroga, Michoacan, c. 1930's. Main photo of the laquerware batea. Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a wonderful wood-carved batea or large plate, with fantastice floral artwork, Quiroga, Michoacan, c. 1930's. Closeup photo of the front of the batea showing the beautiful floral decorations.
CR-4: Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a wonderful wood-carved batea or large plate, with fantastice floral artwork, Quiroga, Michoacan, c. 1930's. The batea is hand-adzed and laquered. The artwork is crisp and wonderful. Condition is very good. Size: 14 1/2 inches diameter. Price: $275.

 

Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a fabulous wooden escritorio (portable writing desk) with very fine marquetry inlay work, Oaxaca, c. 19th century. Main photo of the desk with the front cover closed. Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a fabulous wooden escritorio (portable writing desk) with very fine marquetry inlay work, Oaxaca, c. 19th century. Closeup photo of the marquetry on the front cover of the desk, featuring human figures and floral designs. Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a fabulous wooden escritorio (portable writing desk) with very fine marquetry inlay work, Oaxaca, c. 19th century. Photo of one side of the desk with a large floral design. Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a fabulous wooden escritorio (portable writing desk) with very fine marquetry inlay work, Oaxaca, c. 19th century. Photo of the top of the desk, showing more floral marquetry. Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a fabulous wooden escritorio (portable writing desk) with very fine marquetry inlay work, Oaxaca, c. 19th century. Photo with the front cover opened and showing the marquetry of the inside of the desk. Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a fabulous wooden escritorio (portable writing desk) with very fine marquetry inlay work, Oaxaca, c. 19th century. Another photo of the inside of the desk, with the cover open and showing some open drawers.
CR-9: Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a fabulous wooden escritorio (portable writing desk) with very fine marquetry inlay work, Oaxaca, c. 19th century. The marquetry features lovely floral designs, human figures, and wonderful animals. The escritorio is in very fine condition given its age; the marquetry inlay is 97 % intact, with only 3 small pieces missing. The desk has a key and can be locked shut. Size: 13 3/4 inches high, when closed, by 21 inches wide, by 11 1/2 inches deep (front to back). Price: $2400.

 

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 folk art, and Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a beautiful wood-carved batea with a red laquer background and colonial designs, Michoacan, c. 1930's.  Main photo of the batea. Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a beautiful wood-carved batea with a red laquer background and colonial designs, Michoacan, c. 1930's.  Closeup photo of the decorations painted on the front of the batea.
CQ-10: Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a beautiful wood-carved batea with a red laquer background and colonial designs, Michoacan, c. 1930's. The batea is wonderfully decorated and is very rare! Condition is very good. Size: 17 1/2 inches diameter. Price: $875.

 

Guatemalan vintage devotional art, and Guatemalan vintage woodcarving and masks, an incredible carved crucifix with two angels below the feet of Christ, Guatemala, c. 1920 or earlier.  Main photo of the Guatemalan crucifix. Guatemalan vintage devotional art, and Guatemalan vintage woodcarving and masks, an incredible carved crucifix with two angels below the feet of Christ, Guatemala, c. 1920 or earlier.  A closer photo of the base of the crucifix, showing the two angels. Guatemalan vintage devotional art, and Guatemalan vintage woodcarving and masks, an incredible carved crucifix with two angels below the feet of Christ, Guatemala, c. 1920 or earlier. A photo of the back side of the crucifix.
CP-3: Guatemalan vintage devotional art, and Guatemalan vintage woodcarving and masks, an incredible carved crucifix with two angels below the feet of Christ, Guatemala, c. 1920 or earlier. The crucifix shows a wonderful patina, and the figure of Christ is very serene. Condition is good; the crucifix shows age and patina. Size: 16 1/2 inches high by 5 1/2 inches wide at the arms of the cross, by 4 1/16 inches deep (front to back). Price: $950.

 

Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a lovely wooden laquer-ware keepsake box with beautiful hand-painted decorations, Olinala, c. 1950's. Main photo of the box. Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a lovely wooden laquer-ware keepsake box with beautiful hand-painted decorations, Olinala, c. 1950's. Photo looking down at the top of the box. Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a lovely wooden laquer-ware keepsake box with beautiful hand-painted decorations, Olinala, c. 1950's. A side view of the box.
CL-5: Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a lovely wooden laquer-ware keepsake box with beautiful hand-painted decorations, Olinala, c. 1950's. The box comes with the wooden stand, and the artwork features beautiful floral designs and a wonderful dove on the top of the box. Condition is very good. Size: 6 inches high, including the stand, by 8 inches long by 4 1/2 inches wide. Price: $195.

 

Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a folk art woodcarving depicting an animated red devil with a lucha libre -like stance, signed Isaias Jimenez, son of the famous Manuel Jimenez of Oaxaca, c. 1960. Main photo of the devil. Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a folk art woodcarving depicting an animated red devil with a lucha libre -like stance, signed Isaias Jimenez, son of the famous Manuel Jimenez of Oaxaca, c. 1960. Closeup photo of the devil's face. Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a folk art woodcarving depicting an animated red devil with a lucha libre -like stance, signed Isaias Jimenez, son of the famous Manuel Jimenez of Oaxaca, c. 1960. Photo of the base of the figure, showing the artist's name. Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a folk art woodcarving depicting an animated red devil with a lucha libre -like stance, signed Isaias Jimenez, son of the famous Manuel Jimenez of Oaxaca, c. 1960. Another full frontal view of the figure.
CK-6: Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a folk art woodcarving depicting an animated red devil with a lucha libre -like stance, signed Isaias Jimenez, son of the famous Manuel Jimenez of Oaxaca, c. 1960. The figure is very finely carved; this is a great piece of Mexican folk art. Condition is very good. Size: 13 1/4 inches high by 8 inches wide by 11 inches long (front to back). Price: $500.

 

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.

 

Peruvian vintage devotional art, and Peruvian woodcarvings and masks, a lovely woodcarving depicting the Crucified Christ, Peru, c. 1930's.  Main photo of the cross. Peruvian vintage devotional art, and Peruvian woodcarvings and masks, a lovely woodcarving depicting the Crucified Christ, Peru, c. 1930's.  Closeup photo of the Cruxified Christ. Peruvian vintage devotional art, and Peruvian woodcarvings and masks, a lovely woodcarving depicting the Crucified Christ, Peru, c. 1930's.  Another closeup photo of Christ's face.
CK-9: Peruvian vintage devotional art, and Peruvian woodcarvings and masks, a lovely woodcarving depicting the Crucified Christ, Peru, c. 1930's. The carving is excellent. At one time, the crucifix and base were completely gessoed and painted a lovely apple-green. The piece retains some of that color and the patina is beautiful. Condition is good, given the age of the piece. Size: 14 1/2 inches high. The base is 7 inches wide by 5 1/4 inches deep (front to back).
SOLD. Thank you!

 

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 folk art, and Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a wonderful carved wooden lion with beautiful form and coloring, attributed to the great folk artist, Manuel Jimenez, Oaxaca, c. 1960. Main photo of the carved wooden lion by Manuel Jimenez. Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a wonderful carved wooden lion with beautiful form and coloring, attributed to the great folk artist, Manuel Jimenez, Oaxaca, c. 1960. A side view of the lion. Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a wonderful carved wooden lion with beautiful form and coloring, attributed to the great folk artist, Manuel Jimenez, Oaxaca, c. 1960. A closeup of the lion's face and eyes.
CJ-3: Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a wonderful carved wooden lion with beautiful form and coloring, attributed to the great folk artist, Manuel Jimenez, Oaxaca, c. 1950. Manuel is the father of carved animalitos and alebrijes of Oaxaca. He is considered a grand master of Mexican folk art! Condition is very good. Size: 11 inches long by 5 3/4 inches high by 2 3/4 inches wide.
SOLD. Thank you!

 

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 of a jaguar by the master creator of the folk art "animalitos", the late Manuel Jimenez, Oaxaca, c. 1950's. Main image of the colorful jaguar by Manuel Jimenez. Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a wonderful woodcarving of a jaguar by the master creator of the folk art "animalitos", the late Manuel Jimenez, Oaxaca, c. 1950's. Photo of the front of the jaguar, looking at its face. Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a wonderful woodcarving of a jaguar by the master creator of the folk art "animalitos", the late Manuel Jimenez, Oaxaca, c. 1950's. Photo shot from behind the jaguar.
CI-16: Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a wonderful woodcarving of a jaguar by the master creator of the folk art "animalitos", the late Manuel Jimenez, Oaxaca, c. 1950's. The form of this jaguar is beautiful, and the colors are incredible! Condition is very good. Size: 13 inches long by 5 inches high by 3 1/2 inches wide.
SOLD. Thank you!

 

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.

 

Guatemalan vintage devotional art, and Guatemalan vintage woodcarvings and masks, a lovely woodcarved figure depicting a soul in purgatory, or anima, Guatemala, c. 1900. Main photo of the anima figure. Guatemalan vintage devotional art, and Guatemalan vintage woodcarvings and masks, a lovely woodcarved figure depicting a soul in purgatory, or anima, Guatemala, c. 1900. A side view of the Guatemalan anima. Guatemalan vintage devotional art, and Guatemalan vintage woodcarvings and masks, a lovely woodcarved figure depicting a soul in purgatory, or anima, Guatemala, c. 1900. A view of the back side of the anima. Guatemalan vintage devotional art, and Guatemalan vintage woodcarvings and masks, a lovely woodcarved figure depicting a soul in purgatory, or anima, Guatemala, c. 1900. A closer view of the face and hands of the anima.
BM-1: Guatemalan vintage devotional art, and Guatemalan vintage woodcarvings and masks, a lovely woodcarved figure depicting a soul in purgatory, or anima, Guatemala, c. 1900. The figure is beautifully carved, with inset glass eyes. The bottom part shows the flames of purgatory, and the figure is praying to be received into heaven, once all sins are atoned for. Condition is very good; the figure shows some age, but is in excellent condition. Size: 8 1/2 inches high by 4 1/4 inches wide by 3 1/4 inches deep (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 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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