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Vintage Mexican Wood Carvings and Masks

 

Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a wonderful wood-carved set of three lively musicians, playing their little hearts out, San Martin Tejalapa, Oaxaca, c. 1950's. Main photo of the musicians. Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a wonderful wood-carved set of three lively musicians, playing their little hearts out, San Martin Tejalapa, Oaxaca, c. 1950's. A side view of the set of musicians.
CO-4: Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a wonderful wood-carved set of three lively musicians, playing their little hearts out, San Martin Tejalapa, Oaxaca, c. 1950's.The musicians are in the form of very colorful animals, each playing a different instrument. This is great Mexican folk art! Condition is very good. Size: each musician is c. 11 inches high by 3 inches wide by 2 1/16 inches deep (front to back). Price: $150 for the set.

 

Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, and Mexican vintage folk art, a wonderful mask depicting the head of a ram, Mexico (possibly Michoacan), c. 1950's.  Main photo of the mask. Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, and Mexican vintage folk art, a wonderful mask depicting the head of a ram, Mexico (possibly Michoacan), c. 1950's.  A side view of the mask.
CO-13: Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, and Mexican vintage folk art, a wonderful mask depicting the head of a ram, Mexico (possibly Michoacan), c. 1950's. The mask is beautifully carved and painted. Condition is very good. Size: 10 inches high by 13 inches wide, including ears and horns, by 5 inches deep (front to back). Price: $199.

 

Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a wonderful wood-carved armidillo, with wonderful, bright colors, signed on the bottom by the great Oaxacan folk artist, Manuel Jimenez, Oaxaca, c. 1950's. Main photo of the armadillo by Manuel Jimenez. Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a wonderful wood-carved armidillo, with wonderful, bright colors, signed on the bottom by the great Oaxacan folk artist, Manuel Jimenez, Oaxaca, c. 1950's. Closeup photo of the head of the armadillo by Manuel Jimenez. Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a wonderful wood-carved armidillo, with wonderful, bright colors, signed on the bottom by the great Oaxacan folk artist, Manuel Jimenez, Oaxaca, c. 1950's. Photo of the bottom of the piece showing Manuel Jimenez' signature.
CO-16: Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a wonderful wood-carved armidillo, with wonderful, bright colors, signed on the bottom by the great Oaxacan folk artist, Manuel Jimenez, Oaxaca, c. 1950's. This is a piece of great vintage Mexican folk art by a true master. Condition is very good. Size: 15 1/2 inches long by 2 1/2 inches high by 3 inches wide.
SOLD. Thank you!

 

Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a wonderful wood-carved figure of an Aztec maiden, beautifully carved and decorated, signed by the great Oaxacan folk artist, Manuel Jimenez. Oaxaca, c. 1950's.  Main photo of the Aztec by Manuel Jimenez. Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a wonderful wood-carved figure of an Aztec maiden, beautifully carved and decorated, signed by the great Oaxacan folk artist, Manuel Jimenez. Oaxaca, c. 1950's.  Closeup photo of the Aztec's head and face. Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a wonderful wood-carved figure of an Aztec maiden, beautifully carved and decorated, signed by the great Oaxacan folk artist, Manuel Jimenez. Oaxaca, c. 1950's.  Photo showing the back side of the Aztec carved by Manuel Jimenez.
CO-17: Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a wonderful wood-carved figure of an Aztec maiden, beautifully carved and decorated, signed by the great Oaxacan folk artist, Manuel Jimenez. Oaxaca, c. 1950's. This is an incredible piece of folk art by the Oaxacan master. Condition is very good. Size: 11 1/4 inches high by 2 3/4 inches wide by 2 inches deep (front to back).
SOLD. Thank you.

 

Mexican vintage devotional art, and Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a beautiful wooden Animas Cross, decorated with the image of the Crucified Christ and adorned with an array of religious images, Queretaro, c. late 19th century. Main photo of the cross. Mexican vintage devotional art, and Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a beautiful wooden Animas Cross, decorated with the image of the Crucified Christ and adorned with an array of religious images, Queretaro, c. late 19th century. Closeup photo of the center of the cross. Mexican vintage devotional art, and Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a beautiful wooden Animas Cross, decorated with the image of the Crucified Christ and adorned with an array of religious images, Queretaro, c. late 19th century. Photo of some of the images of Our Lady and Saints. Mexican vintage devotional art, and Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a beautiful wooden Animas Cross, decorated with the image of the Crucified Christ and adorned with an array of religious images, Queretaro, c. late 19th century. Another photo of some of the Saints decorating the Animas Cross.
CN-2: Mexican vintage devotional art, and Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a beautiful wooden Animas Cross, decorated with the image of the Crucified Christ and adorned with an array of religious images, Queretaro, c. late 19th century. The painted images of Our Lady and saints and angels are spectacular. This is of museum quality, and it is a discerning collector's dream! Condition is very good. Size: 39 1/4 inches high by 19 1/2 inches wide, at the arms of the cross, by 1 1/4 inches deep (front to back). Price: $1900.

 

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: $1450.

 

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. Price: $550.

 

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. Price: $425.

 

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 folk art, and Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a beautiful carved wooden batea, signed B. Olivares, with an incised scene of a lovely woman at the floating gardens of Xochimilco, Mexico City, 1940's. Main photo of the batea. Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a beautiful carved wooden batea, signed B. Olivares, with an incised scene of a lovely woman at the floating gardens of Xochimilco, Mexico City, 1940's. Closeup photo of the front of the batea. Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a beautiful carved wooden batea, signed B. Olivares, with an incised scene of a lovely woman at the floating gardens of Xochimilco, Mexico City, 1940's. Another closeup photo of the front of the batea. Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a beautiful carved wooden batea, signed B. Olivares, with an incised scene of a lovely woman at the floating gardens of Xochimilco, Mexico City, 1940's. Closeup photo of a part of the batea, showing a minor chip in the wood.
CD-1: Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a beautiful carved wooden batea, signed B. Olivares, with an incised scene of a lovely woman at the floating gardens of Xochimilco, Mexico City, 1940's. The incised images are wonderful, and the scene is surrounded by a lovely border with an Aztec geometric design. Condition is good. Size: 11 1/2 inches diameter. Price: $200.

 

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 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.

 

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 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 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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