Oaxacan Carved Wood 3405--Lizard Nagual
Artist: Fernando Espinal Location: Arrazola, Mexico
A interesting creation from artist Fernanco Espinal. Is it a man or is it a lizard?
This symbolic nagual portrays an ancient native belief in humans with the power to transform into animal. Shapeshifters are still held in respect and rarely spoken about within many Meso-American villages today.
A rare folk-art piece.
Hand carved and painted on copal wood.
20" long. 12" wide. 8" tall.