Meet the Artisan

Agustin Cruz Prudencio

Agustin Cruz Prudencio detailed woodcarvings have won him various awards in his home state of Oaxaca, Mexico His work carries on a centuries-old tradition of giving a baby a small carving of their spirit protector. For hundreds of years, woodcarvings of nativity scenes, virgins, saints, and other religious images have held a significant role in daily and spiritual life for the people of Oaxaca.

Agustin learned to carve at a young age by watching his father at work. Agustin’s wife, Carmen Sosa Ojeda, is an excellent painter and collaborates with him to create innovative, elaborately painted woodcarvings.

Agustin Cruz Prudencio collection

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