Ceramic Motorcycle/Devil Figurines Mexican Folk Art Ocumicho Collectible Décor
- Mexican Ceramic "Boat with Fisherman".
- Long- 15 1/2"
- Tall- 12"
- Width- 6 1/2"
- This whimsical and collectible piece of art was made by Octavio Esteban Reyes. He learned this wonderful folk art from his native Ocumicho.
- The town is in Michoacán, Mexico.
- He resides in Ocumicho, Michoacán, Mexico.
- The fisherman has caught 5 black fish.
- There is also a big yellow flower in the colorful boat.
- This lovely and whimsical pieces are hand made and hand painted.
- Ocumicho figurines, diablitos (little devils) and mermaids are important to the region’s religious celebrations.
- Popular with collectors, well-conceived diablitos can provide a dependable income to traditional artists and Octavio stands out as one of the region’s best.
- The traditional technique for making Ocumicho diablos art starts with local clay, which is abundant in this area of Michoacán. The clay is shaped by hand into figurines, which are then painted with brushes made of human hair.
- The devils are used mainly in two holidays in the Ocumicho region, Christmas and Holy Week, where they appear in dances and as decoration.
- Octavio, who began making figurines, mermaids, fish and diablitos at the age of 12, now runs a family workshop in his hometown. His diablitos or little devils are favorites locally and around Mexico. Octavio sells his pieces across the country including in Tlaquepaque, Jalisco, and Mexico City.
- They are also found in museums, collectors homes and throughout Europe and in the U.S.
- This is a fun ceramic piece can be added to your home, of an office or as a gift.
- We will make sure that your boat is extremely well packed and insured.