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Octavio Esteban Reyes

Ceramic Figurines "Band of Devils" Ocumicho Mexican Folk Art Décor Collectible

Ceramic Figurines "Band of Devils" Ocumicho Mexican Folk Art Décor Collectible

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  • Mexican Ceramic "Band of Devils at the Rodeo".

  • Tall- 9 1/4"
  • Width/Diameter- 10 1/2"

  • This whimsical and collectible Devil Band was made by Octavio Esteban Reyes learned diablito, the “little devil” art of his native Ocumicho, Michoacán, from his family.
  • There are 7 diablitos on a Purple round platform Surrounding a Corral with a Woman riding a Bull in the center.
  • Ocumicho diablitos or little devils 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 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 across the country including in Tlaquepaque, Jalisco, and Mexico City.

  • He resides in Ocumicho, Michoacán, Mexico.

  • This is a fun ceramic piece can be added to your home, of an office or as a gift.

  • We will make that your little diablitos are extremely well packed and insured.
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