Xoloitzcuintle Dog by Franco Ramírez
Carved and painted wood
Ht. 14"x W. 13" x D.4"
Among the most skilled and creative of the many woodcarvers in Oaxaca are Franco and Nellie Ramírez, who live in San Antonio Arrazola, right at the base of the magnificent mountaintop ruins of Monte Albán. The Ramírez family has distinguished itself by creating large-scale sculptures, and also by developing distinctive painting techniques and surface treatments on their works of all sizes.