Archive for December, 2009

Oaxacan Wood Carvings

Kevin December 6th, 2009

For years now people have collected the fantastic wood carvings that the Zapotec indians in Oaxaca create.  Arrazola and San Martin are two villages that have created a burgening industry that pairs collectors with carvers.  As with every craft however there are only a handfull of artistis who gain world wide recognition for taking the art to another level.  We are pround to present the work of Jacobo Angeles Ojeda, a young carver who is undoubtably one of the most collected artists from San Martin.  Jacobo and his wife Maria have developed their own ‘indigenous’ style of painting that pairs traditional Zapotec geometric patterns with the popular wood carving.  Jacobo creates his own native paints from vegtable extracts to make his pieces just a bit more native.  The details within their work are absolutely incredible and show why their work is some of the most prized for collectors the world over.DSC_0005DSC_0007DSC_0008