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The most often created art in Oaxaca is a figurine connected with Folk. These are called Alebrije's. Oaxacan wood carvings are wooden figurines that are hand carved and painted with acrylic paints. These are created for parties, dances and childrens toys. (http://www.oaxacafinecarvings.com/woodcarvinginoaxaca.htm)

This is an Oaxacan wood carving, or alebrije, they were first created by Pedro Linares. he had a dream while he was very ill about brightly colored creatures shouting "Alebrije" and when he woke, her created them and called them albrijes.