Welcome to my site! Magnificent Deer – Vintage Oaxacan Alebrije Wood Carving. Hijo (son of) Evaristo Hernandez. Item has been in storage for close to 30 years. Expect imperfections typical of hand-made, vintage Alebrije Wood Carvings. Please view all pictures as they are part of the description for this item. Jose Hernandez is very well known among collectors of fine Oaxaca wood carvings. He began carving in the 1970’s and likes to create large scale figures such as this stunning deer. Jose is married to the late Manuel Jimenez’s daughter and has been featured in many publications such as the Smithsonian Magazine. Truly a spectacular piece! 9″ Tall 11″ Long 5 Wide. (13-1/4 Tall with antlers). History of the Hernandez Family. José Hernández Morales (Grandfather to Jose) was born August 14, 1940 in Arrazola and has been married to Lorenza Jiménez Hernández since 1970. They have two children, Evaristo Hernández Jiménez (Father to Jose) and Eraclio Hernández Jiménez. Both of their sons are artists and work in their father´s shop. José has been a sculptor, carver and painter for 40 years. He also works as a farmer. José Hernández was one of the first alebrije artists in Oaxaca. His animal alebrijes are primal and exude the spirit of his ancestors´ art. He is one of the grand artists of Oaxaca. His grandson José Hernández is third generation alebrije artist in Oaxaca. Alebrijes are Oaxacan-Mexican folk art sculptures of fantastical creatures. These whimsical carvings depicting animals, people, objects, and imaginary creatures are painted with intense colors and intricate patterns. The woodcarvings range from the simple, humorous and whimsical to exceptionally carved and ornately painted fine pieces of art by sought-after craftsmen. In the production of Alebrijes, typically males gather and carve the wood while women paint the alebrijes, with the most talented painters creating the most intricate and complex patterns. Collectors highly value the signed pieces. Thank you for your business! I have inspected this item to the best of my ability & find it to be free of tears, stains, defects, etc. Please keep in mind that different computer monitors and settings may produce slight variations of colors. Tedious but Important General Information: Our home is non-smoking. While I do my best to describe any scents, odors or potential allergens, my items are pre-owned. This may pose a problem for the exquisitely sensitive or very allergic… I sell many Vintage itemsplease remember that Vintage means they have almost always been used by someone, and may have a few flaws. I do my best to point these out, so please check all pictures closely. The item “Magnificent Deer Vintage Oaxacan Alebrije Wood Carving by Jose Hernandez” is in sale since Saturday, December 10, 2016. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Latin American\Mexico\Folk Art”. The seller is “atwitsend9527″ and is located in Urbana, Illinois. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Bahamas, Uruguay, Switzerland, Luxembourg, South africa.
- Country/Region of Manufacture: Mexico
- Provenance: Ownership History Available