Oaxacan alebrije- Mexican folk art dog
This dog was created by artist L. L. Ramirez of the Puech Ikots indigenous artists collective of San Pedro Mixtepec, Oaxaca. It is hand carved from copal wood and hand painted. It is signed by the artist, is 8 inches tall, measures 6 inches across from head to tail, and is 4.5 inches wide.
Art is in perfect condition and will be shipped from Chicago. All proceeds from sales go directly to benefit the artists' collective in Oaxaca.
Puech Ikots ("Words of Our People" in the Huave language of Oaxaca, Mexico) is a joint Mexican-American project to contribute to the self-determination and economic independence of indigenous pueblos in Oaxaca. The goal of Puech Ikots is to help these individuals find a market for their craft and enable them to earn a fair living through their art. The project also hopes to foster economic autonomy in Oaxacan indigenous communities in general, as well as share the beauty of the Oaxacan culture with people around the world.
For more info, please contact the seller or see our website, www.puechikots.com. We can also be found on Facebook under the name Puech Ikots.
In the United States (Chicago), we are supported by the Cuentos Foundation, www.cuentosfoundation.org, a registered 501c3 dedicated to facilitating cross-cultural exchange through art.