This vintage carved and painted wood angel is delightful, with removable wings and hair made of a jute-like material. It is signed by artist Juan Melchor Ojeda from a village called San Martin Tilcojete in the state of Oaxaca, Mexico. I recently visited that town and met several of the artists, who often start carving at a young age. This particular piece came to me from an Albuquerque estate, and the owner had placed a piece of tape on the bottom with some numbers, 78 and 51, and while that first number may be from when the piece was purchased, it is more likely that the numbers have other meaning to the collector owner. I believe the piece was made in the 80s to 90s. There is some wear on the piece, especially the bottom, yet the colors are still deep and vibrant. Some call these figurines and sculptures are "alebrijes," although in this town they are more likely to call them wood carvings, or "madera tallada." The wings will be removed for shipping. Just make sure that you place them in so that they don't easily fall out, and any time you carry the piece, take out the wings so there is no risk of one or both falling off and breaking.
Measures about 9" tall by 2-5/8" across and 2-1/8" deep not including the depth of the wings. With wings attached, is closer to 10" deep. Weighs 8.7 ounces.
For the person who loves angels!
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