Catarino Jîmnez & Veronica Castellanos: Ajolote Woodcarving

Very attractive ajolote woodcarving by alebrije Oaxacan artists Candido Jimenez and Veronica Castellanos. The beautiful painted design features Zapotec suns and moons as well as pre-Columbian fretwork.  Axolotls are not really fish but salamanders. Unfortunately, they are almost extinct. Mexico is working on conserving axolotls by building axolotl shelters and conserving potential habitats for the salamanders.  

Origin: Oaxaca
Dimensions: 4''Tall 13''Long 6''Wide