Every tribe needs a leader. The Latin American cousin to the Gnome is the Duende. Unlike the friendly Gnomes the Duendes have a grumpier disposition and have been known to live inside walls of homes. Even clipping the toenails of children. In rural Oaxaca the Duendes are a real thing and it is best to make friends with them. Impeccable single sculpted piece carved figurine showcases Avelino's museum quality finesse. Amazing standalone work of art.
• Carved by Hand and Meticulously Sanded
• Tenaciously Painted by Hand
• Signature Signed by the Artist
• Authentic Oaxacan Carving made from prized Copal Wood
• Single Piece Carved Body
• Origin of This Carving is the village of La Union
• Ascetically One of a Kind Celebrated Mexican Folk Art
Dimensions Approx. 6 tall x 4" wide (medium)
This creation was inspired by David Bowie's song the Laughing Gnome:
I was walking down the high street,
When I heard footsteps behind me.
And there was a little old man ([Hello!])
In scarlet and gray, chuckling awayWell he trotted back to my house
And he sat beside the telly ([Ahh!])
With his tiny hands on his tummy
Chuckling away, laughing all day"I ought to report you to the Gnome Office."
["Gnome Office? Ahahahah!"]Ha, ha, ha, hee, hee, hee
I'm a laughing gnome and you can't catch me
Ha, ha, ha, hee, hee, hee
I'm a laughing gnome and you can't catch me,
Said the laughing gnome