Cat on the Wall Figurine
These imaginative and brilliantly colored figures are hand-carved and painted in tiny villages in the state of Oaxaca, home of the Zapotec Indians in Southern Mexico. Each figure is handmade from Copal wood from the hills surrounding the Oaxacan Valley using machetes and pocket knives.
Artists carve the basic shape of a figure in a few days, then hand-sand and meticulously paint each piece in great detail. Each carving is an original artwork and no two pieces are identical.