Look what I got for Christmas:
Look what my lovely first wife has given me: the reading cat/rat carving from Mengei World Arts in Decatur!
This little charmer is by Sergio Santos from La Union in Oaxaca, and like Calixto Santiago, he appears to be somebody in the carving world. In fact, here, about halfway down the page, is an almost identical cat, minus the rat.
Isn’t that great?