Wild Cat Sculpture(59 items)
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This jaguar is approachable with a sweetly curious expression. An example of Jose Canil Ramos varied talent.
Incredible Detail / Wonderful Work of Art
Truly beautiful alebrije jaguar created by hours of painstaking work. The colors (and their relationship to each other) are gorgeous.
Got this for my wife for her birthday several years ago and it still gives pleasure in viewing it, and it draws lots of compliments from guests at our home.
Zeny and Reyna Handcrafted alebrije sculptures
"When she told us this we felt a great sense of satisfaction, we had no idea how much we could help someone – a child – through our art."
Popular Wild Cat Sculpture
Hand-carved Maya Jaguar Wood Sculpture, "Balam"$127.99
Sitting patiently with a wide-eyed expression on its face, this (jaguar) sculpture is created by Jose Canil to honor his ancestors. "Jaguars were regarded as sacred, a deity, by our Maya ancestors and no one was allowed to harm them. Balam is the jaguar god protector of fields and harvest, so ceremonies were held in its honor before sowing," explains the Guatemalan artisan. He carves and paints the pinewood sculpture by hand. "That's why I love carving jaguar images — they connect me with my Maya roots."
The tail is detached for shipping.
Benalu Wood Lion Sculpture on Stand, "Emerging Lion"$49.99
The unusual shapes and forms of benalu wood, related to the mistletoe, lend themselves to this incredible sculpture from Yudi Suardi in Bali. The artisan carves a fierce lion, mid-roar, as if emerging from a unique piece of benalu wood with a natural finish. The sculpture arrives on a jempinis wood stand.
As each piece of wood is one-of-a-kind, please expect some variation in the shape and size of the sculpture you receive.
Handcrafted Mexican Lion Sculpture from Oaxaca, "Golden Lion"
With a long, flowing mane, a whimsical golden lion roars with pride. Zeny and Reyna transform found pieces of copal wood into a delightful These fanciful sculptures are a traditional folk art in Oaxaca, once based on twenty totems but today representing all kinds of animals. They take their name from a Caló gypsy word for "something difficult, tangled, confusing or fantastic."
Because each alebrije is individually created work of folk art, shapes will vary slightly. Small parts are separated for shipping to protect from breakage.