This adorable paper mâché giraffe is from Tonalá, Mexico, with its long neck and large eyes. Its spotted coat is depicted in subdued brown-orange color against a yellow background, and it has black lines and fine paint along its nape, ossicones, ears, and nose. Paper mâché folk art was made famous by renowned workshop SERMEL in Tonala, founded by famous sculptor Sergio Bustamante and his partner Melquiades Precadio. Although this piece is not SERMEL, it has all the whimsical influence of those artists, and it is very similar in look and feel--although much more affordable in price--to SERMEL giraffes on the market today. I've not been able to identify the workshop that made this piece, although it is signed.
The piece measures about 14" tall and is about 8" wide and 3-3/4" deep. I've looked for unusual wear, and there may be some small spots where the paint and gesso have flaked off, the piece is in remarkably good vintage condition. Weighs just over 11 ounces.
A giraffic gift!
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