Ceramic Figurines "Mermaids/Fish" Mexican Folk Art Décor Collectible Ocumicho Gr
- Octavio Reyesexican Ceramic "Mermaids on Fish" Green.
- Long- 14 1/2
- Tall- 5 1/4"
- Width- 9"
- These whimsical and collectible mermaids on a green fish was made by Octavio Esteban Reyes. He learned this wonderful folk art from his native Ocumicho.
- The town is in Michoacán, Mexico.
- There are 13 mermaids enjoying dinner on an amazing green fish platform.
- The fish is painted green, white and red with large fins and a big mouth.
- Ocumicho mermaids and 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 mermaids and 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 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 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 mermaids on the fish are extremely well packed and insured.