Desert Ironwood Carving Cat (gato) 8" Tall Mexican Folk Art #591 For Sale
Desert Ironwood Carving Cat (Gato) 8" tall Mexican folk art #591. Carved in Sonora, Mexico. Priced and sized as indicated. Each piece
is unique, individually carved from wood and always of high quality. Pictures
are of actual piece you will receive. We import directly from the artists in
Mexico and select only the best pieces at the best prices. We unconditionally
guarantee your satisfaction. Customer care is our number one priority.
These artistic sculptures have been
hand carved from the wood of an "Ironwood" tree, its name in Spanish
is palo fierro (iron stick). It has a beautiful grain and as its name implies,
is very dense. Next to the Leadwood of Florida, Ironwood is the heaviest wood
native to the United States and Mexico. The trees grow at an altitude of 2,500
feet above sea level in the deserts and coastal regions of Arizona, California,
Baja California and Sonora Mexico. This species of Ironwood is "Olneya
tesota; and is the only species of this genus found in the Pacific Southwest.
Live ironwood trees are not harvested for carving. Fallen ironwood is
collected, after drying for several years to be used by the carvers.
The Seri Indians originated this handcraft in 1961. Today the Seri Indians, as
well as other talented artisans in northern Sonora, Mexico are masters in creating
these beautiful carvings. Talented artisans have carved these pieces for you,
each with varying shape, color and grain, making each piece unique. There may
be natural imperfections in the wood, which also adds to the unique character
of each piece.
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Desert Ironwood Carving Cat (gato) 8" Tall Mexican Folk Art #591: $15