05 May. 1992|
Wood carving store los angeles,wood patio bar plans,bathroom shelves designs - For Outdoors
Located in the heart of metropolitan Los Angeles, the world famous Page Museum at the La Brea Tar Pits represents the only active urban paleontological excavation site in the world. Oaxaca Wood Carvings, sometimes called alebrijes, are a new Mexican folk art form that originated in several small villages located in the state of Oaxaca, Mexico over the past 30-40 years.
At Jalan Jalan you will find hand beaded lamps and exquisite carvings from Bali, Shiva Linga Stones from India, large museum quality gem stones such as amethyst from Brazil, malachite from Africa, labradorite from Madagascar and meteorites from other worlds.
Using a machete and other simple tools, along with their enormous creativity, the Oaxacan wood carvers create hundreds of different whimsical looking animals as well as religious and mythological wood carvings.
Jalan Jalan looks for items that are either weatherproof or are intended to age gracefully outdoors, such as hand carved teak benches, petrified wood furniture and iron wood tables. The majority of the Oaxacan wood carvings are made of Copal, a fast growing tree that grows in the mountains of Oaxaca.