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Mexican Folk Art Woodcarving Alebrije Nativity Set Beetle Traditional Art



This is a story about a man who left everything he knew behind in search of an opportunity and found it in art. Agustin made the change from the traditional Mexican wood carvings, commonly known as "alebrijes" to the contemporary in this beautifully disruptive piece. His imagination materializes the wood into a nativity set that transcends the traditional image and converts itself into a scene from everyday life that reflects his sense of humour, passion, and dedication to overcome struggles through innovation. Distinguished by his quality and personality, Agustin creates The Beetle Nativity Set, a testimony of hard work, determination, and innovation. As Agustin reflects, “I’m still missing things…. One never stops learning.” Made in Oaxaca, Mexico.


  • Creator
    Edilma Cruz Prudencio (Painter),Socorro Cruz Prudencio (Painter),Agustin Cruz Tinoco (Sculptor)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 19.2 in. (48.77 cm)Width: 9.5 in. (24.13 cm)Depth: 8.8 in. (22.36 cm)
  • Style
    Folk Art (In the Style Of)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
  • Production Type
    New & Custom(Limited Edition)
  • Condition
    One of a kind piece. Due to its laborious hand-made production, especially during the painting of the piece, the Cruz family can take up to 9 weeks to complete this piece. This exclusive design is made by a few members of the family.
  • Seller Location
    Queretaro, MX
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU3057311282903

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  • Shipping
    Rates vary by destination and complexity. We recommend this shipping type based on item size, type and fragility.
    Ships From: Queretaro, Mexico
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 2 days of delivery.

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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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Established in 2017
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53 sales on 1stDibs
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