It was maybe about ten years ago that I noticed that the handicraft stores in Mexico began selling jaguar figurines. Most of them were made out of clay, and those came from a small town in the state of Chiapas called Amatenango del Valle.
I now have three small figurines. The blue and white one was purchased on my most recent trip.
I also have a small collection of jaguar heads which are hanging on a wall in my bedroom.
Most of them are of clay from Chiapas. One, however is made of wood and was created by an "alebrije" artist from the town of San Martín Tilcajete in the state of Oaxaca.
This one is my latest addition to the collection.