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Vintage Mexican Wood Carvings and Masks

 

Mexican vintage devotional art, and Mexican vintage woodcarvings, a wonderful woodcarving depicting Our Lady of San Juan de los Lagos, by the noted carver, D. Cortez, c. 1930's. Main photo of the woodcarving. Mexican vintage devotional art, and Mexican vintage woodcarvings, a wonderful woodcarving depicting Our Lady of San Juan de los Lagos, by the noted carver, D. Cortez, c. 1930's. Closeup photo of Our Lady's serence face. Mexican vintage devotional art, and Mexican vintage woodcarvings, a wonderful woodcarving depicting Our Lady of San Juan de los Lagos, by the noted carver, D. Cortez, c. 1930's. Closeup photo of the base of the piece.
BY-3: Mexican vintage devotional art, and Mexican vintage woodcarvings, a wonderful woodcarving depicting Our Lady of San Juan de los Lagos, by the noted carver, D. Cortez, c. 1930's. The wokmanship is excellent, and the face of Our Lady is lovely and very serene. The Cortez family is famous for woodcarvings depicting the major images of Our Lady from throughout Mexico. Condition is very good. Size: 10 1/2 inches high by 8 inches wide, at the widest part, by 1 3/4 inches deep (front to back). Price: $350.

 

Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a wonderful woodcarving of a fierce wolf, attributed to the great folk artist, Manuel Jimenez, Oaxaca, c. 1940's. Main view of the folk art carving by Manuel Jimenez. Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a wonderful woodcarving of a fierce wolf, attributed to the great folk artist, Manuel Jimenez, Oaxaca, c. 1940's. A view of the other side of the carving. Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a wonderful woodcarving of a fierce wolf, attributed to the great folk artist, Manuel Jimenez, Oaxaca, c. 1940's. A photo shot from the back of the folk art woodcarving.
BY-9: Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a wonderful woodcarving of a fierce wolf, attributed to the great folk artist, Manuel Jimenez, Oaxaca, c. 1940's. The wolf is simple and primitive in construction and decoration, typical of the early work by Manuel Jimenez. Condition is very good. Size: 10 1/2 inches long by 4 inches high by 2 1/16 inches wide. Price: $250.

 

Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a hand-carved and decorated mask of the Negrito, for the dance of the Negritos, Michoacan, c. 1950's. Main photo of the Negrito mask. Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a hand-carved and decorated mask of the Negrito, for the dance of the Negritos, Michoacan, c. 1950's. Closeup photo of the mouth and cigarette. Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a hand-carved and decorated mask of the Negrito, for the dance of the Negritos, Michoacan, c. 1950's. Photo showing the back side of the woodcarved Mexican dance mask.
BX-5: Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a hand-carved and decorated mask of the "El Negro Pescador" (The Black Fisherman), used in dances on the coast of the state of Guerrero, c. 1950's. The mask is colorful and wonderful. Condition is very good. Size: 7 1/2 inches high by 5 1/4 inches wide by 3 1/16 inches deep (front to back, not including the cigarette). Price: $295

 

Mexican vintage woodcarving, and Mexican vintage folk art, a woodcarving of a resting doggie with beautiful form and decorations, and great imagination on the part of the artist, Oaxaca, c. 1980's. Main photo of the doggie from Oaxaca. Mexican vintage woodcarving, and Mexican vintage folk art, a woodcarving of a resting doggie with beautiful form and decorations, and great imagination on the part of the artist, Oaxaca, c. 1980's. A side view of the resting doggie from Oaxaca. Mexican vintage woodcarving, and Mexican vintage folk art, a woodcarving of a resting doggie with beautiful form and decorations, and great imagination on the part of the artist, Oaxaca, c. 1980's. Another frontal view of the resting doggie.
BT-12: Mexican vintage woodcarving, and Mexican vintage folk art, a woodcarving of a resting doggie with beautiful form and decorations, and great imagination on the part of the artist, Oaxaca, c. 1980's. The doggie is of natural wood color with lovely black spots of watercolor. This is a great piece of Mexican folk art; beautiful in its grace and simplicity. Condition is very good. Size: 8 1/2 inches long by 2 1/4 inches wide at the widest part, by 1 1/2 inches high. Price: $75.

 

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: $475.

 

Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a wonderful note-card and pen holder, with a beautifully carved bird, Chiapas, c. 1940's. Main view of the wood carved notebook holder. Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a wonderful note-card and pen holder, with a beautifully carved bird, Chiapas, c. 1940's. Another full view of the woodcarving. Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a wonderful note-card and pen holder, with a beautifully carved bird, Chiapas, c. 1940's. A view of the back side of the carving. Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a wonderful note-card and pen holder, with a beautifully carved bird, Chiapas, c. 1940's. Another frontal view of the carving.
BM-4: Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a wonderful note-card and pen holder, with a beautifully carved bird, Chiapas, c. 1940's.The piece is decorated with pyro-art: the designs are burned into the wood. This is a great piece of vintage Mexican folk art! Condition is very good. Size: 5 1/4 inches high by 4 3/4 inches wide by 5 3/4 inches deep (front to back). Price: $95.

 

Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage woodcarving, a carved and painted pig, attributed to the great carver and folk artist, Manuel Jimenez, Oaxaca, c. 1950's. Main photo of the wooden-carved pig attributed to Manuel Jimenez of Oaxaca. Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage woodcarving, a carved and painted pig, attributed to the great carver and folk artist, Manuel Jimenez, Oaxaca, c. 1950's. Another frontal view of the carved wooden pig attributed to Manuel Jimenez of Oaxaca. Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage woodcarving, a carved and painted pig, attributed to the great carver and folk artist, Manuel Jimenez, Oaxaca, c. 1950's. A view of the pigs back. Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage woodcarving, a carved and painted pig, attributed to the great carver and folk artist, Manuel Jimenez, Oaxaca, c. 1950's. Another frontal view of the pig by Manuel Jimenez of Oaxaca.
BJ-6: Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage woodcarving, a carved and painted pig, attributed to the great carver and folk artist, Manuel Jimenez, Oaxaca, c. 1950's. The primitive construction and decoration of the pig are trademarks of Manuel Jimenez, and this is a great piece of Mexican folk art! Condition is very good. Size: 10 inches long by 4 1/4 inches high by 3 1/2 inches wide. Price: $185.

 

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 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 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 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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