Oaxacan Woodcarving: Amazing Bear with Kite

Absolutely spectacular bear with kite by Oaxaca artist Luis Pablo. Luis Pablo is one of the very few carvers that does everything himself...he carves and paints all of his pieces, he doesn't employ painters or carvers to assist him. This time he carved a gorgeous figure of special significance. Luis Pablo when young wanted to have a kite. Since his family could not afford it, he tried to build one himself. It was only after 100 failed kites that he was able to build one that actually flew. The beautiful kite he carved for this bear is magnificent...just look at the carved out tail!!
(The figure is 19"Tall 19"Long 5"Wide with kite)

Origin: Oaxaca
Dimensions: 13''Tall 5''Long 5''Wide