An exquisite 'nahual' (pronounced [na'wal]) wood carving by artists Jesus and Roxana Hernandez of Oaxaca, Mexico. This imposing piece took 3 months to carve and paint. Decorated in their characteristic 'scale' pattern, it has skilfully inset glass eyes.
According to pre-hispanic traditions, a nahual is a human being who has the power to transform either spiritually or physically into an animal form. They are seen as protectors of the people and the natural resources.
Dimensions: 17cm (w) x 36cm (d) x 35cm (h)
A black and white racoon with captivating eyes by young artist Giovanni Melchor, who trained with one of the grand masters of Oaxacan wood carving, Jacobo Angeles. Giovanni is a gifted carver and painter who stands out for his experimentation with style and technique.
(body - 1 piece)
Dimensions: 8cm (w) x 18.5cm (d) x 12.5cm (h)
An exquisite dragon by Oxacan artist Maricela Roque, decorated in her unique colourful style. This imposing piece took many weeks to carve and paint.
Dimensions: 52cm (w) x 55cm (d) x 56cm (h)