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Bischoff's Shades of the West

7247 E Main Street
Scottsdale, AZ - 85251
P: 888 239 5872
F: 480 945 3583

Bischoff's Gallery

3925 N. Brown Avenue
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Phone: 480-946-6155

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C576 Oaxacan Armadillo

Copal Wood Carving
Base price $325.00
Retail price: $325.00
Retail price without tax: $325.00
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C576 Oaxacan Armadillo

Colorful Oaxacan Armadillo woodcarving.  This original carving is 9" x 5" x 9.5" with an intricate hand painted pattern.

Oaxacan Wood Carvings Specialty Pieces
These carvings are what one could call Gallery pieces as they are larger, more complicated, and simply a higher level of work than regular pieces.

The Zapotec Indians of the Oaxacan Valley of Mexico create amazing wood carvings. There are about 500 carvers in the Oaxacan Valley.

The wood comes from the "copal" tree, a hardwood growing in the hills.  Carvers use pocket knives, kitchen knives, and machetes to create their pieces. 

The pieces are put together and painted. The process is a family effort. Generally, it is the men who carve and the women and children who paint. It is a source of family pride, and most homes have a small area where finished works are displayed.

The wood carvings are also known as "Alebrijes" and Animalitos.

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