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Joseph Ortega Animals

  • How about all these Animals & Aliens from Joseph Ortega!!
  • All hand carved by one of New Mexico's best known folk artists Joseph Ortega.
  • These are truly hand crafted works of art.
  • Made out of cottonwood, pinon, juniper, aspen, and other native New Mexican wood.
  • There are 11 styles of Animals, 1 Baby Yoda, and 1 Alien.
  • Baby Yoda is 16" tall, by 15 1/2 " across, and 8 1/2" deep. 
  • The Sea Turtle is 6 1/2" tall by 15"wide, and 19" across. 
  • The Cheetah is 13 1/2" tall by 7" wide, and 26" long.
  • The Mountain Lion is roughly 22" long by 5 1/2" wide.
  • The Elk is 20" tall by 91/2" wide by 22" long.
  • The Bull is roughly 9" tall, by 9" wide, and 14" long.
  • Our Alien is about 22 1/2" tall, by 9 1/2" wide, and 6 1/2" deep.
  • Our Quail is 9" tall by 6" wide.
  • The Artic Fox is 10" tall by 12" long. 
  • The Dark Cat is 10" tall by 12" wide
  • Also we have 4 bunnies right now for you:
  • Bunny Siting Ears Up is 17 ½" tall, 9" wide, and 11 ½" deep.
  • Bunny Siting Tall Ears Up is 20" tall, 7 ½" wide, and 7" deep.
  • Bunny Facing Floppy Ears is 11" tall, 9" wide, and 8 ½" deep.
  • Bunny Side View with Floppy Ears is 8" tall, 9" wide, and 11" deep.
  • No two are alike, all are slightly different and definitely unique.
  • Supplies are limited.
  • From Made in New Mexico. Ships Next Business Day. Satisfaction Guaranteed.

Carving is something that came naturally to Joseph Ortega and his family. As the youngest child of Ben and Isabel Ortega, he spent most of his formative years around many woodcarvers. Ben Ortega Sr., his father, was a world renowned master woodcarver and Santero. Santeros are artists who make Santos—images of saints, and are one of the oldest living traditions of religious devotion practiced by people in the Southwest. Ben Ortega Sr. began his career in 1961 when a figure of St. Fransis de Assisi, that he had made for fun, became a collected item by dealers all around the world. His brothers are well know carvers of Santos. At the age of twenty, Joseph had began to carve his own wooden figures. Joseph has produced carvings of small coyotes, rabbits, roosters, chickens, and obviously Santos of St. Francis and San Pasqual. Joe deftly carves religious and animal based subject matter. This clear continuity is the hallmark of past and future woodcarvers of New Mexico.

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