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Mexican Folk Art Wood Carving Traditional Dance Handmade Alebrije One of a Kind



The young dancers wear an armor of threads over their bodies, showing off an ancient indigenous art form. Colorful thread combinations characterize the huipil dress, a rectangle of cloth handwoven on a backstrap loom that dates back thousands of years in used in Zapotec culture. Through symbols in their dresses, Zapotec women wear their identity, history, culture, power, social and marital status, religion, personality, and power. In this folkloric dance, “Flor de Piña” (Pineapple Flower), innocence surrounds young girls as they dance and hold pineapples on their shoulders as an offering. Their long braids represent purity and their bare feet symbolize their connection to the Earth. This folkloric dance is part of the “Guelaguetza” (name in the indigenous Zapotec language) Festival Celebration. Since pre-hispanic times, the indigenous people of Oaxaca have honored the goddess of maize with this festival, performing and offering gifts to ensure a good harvest. Husband and wife, master woodcarver Manuel Cruz and wood painter Ruby Cruz create this colorful wood carving. It is said this mystic piece will bring a good harvest or fortune to its owner.


  • Creator
    Ruby Fabian (Painter),Manuel Cruz Prudencio (Sculptor)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 14.97 in. (38 cm)Width: 14.97 in. (38 cm)Depth: 6.3 in. (16 cm)
  • Style
    Folk Art (In the Style Of)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
  • Production Type
    New & Custom(One of a Kind)
  • Condition
  • Seller Location
    Queretaro, MX
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU305738950763

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    Ships From: Queretaro, Mexico
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About The Maker

At ATENTICA we seek out quietly successful artisans, designers, and artists mainly in Mexico. Here you can discover great artwork from isolated towns and places who have kept their traditions while innovating to bring the best techniques with a modern approach. At ATENTICA we are currently focusing on our second generation of artists, seeking techniques that are in danger of being lost due to the lack of artists and artisans who still practice them.
About the Seller
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Located in Queretaro, Mexico
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