Mexican Carved Wooden Cattle Head A1059

From the 40’s, this piece doesn’t play around: a real set of horns are incorporated into the carving. Contains as much power as whimsy. A first class item of folk art is always alive. that is always the test, and this one aces it.

20″ x 18″ x 16″.

Price on request.

Corriente cattle are a breed of cattle descended from Spanish animals brought to the Americas in the late 15th century. They are primarily used today as sport cattle for rodeo events such as team roping and bulldogging (steer wrestling). Some breeders raise them for their meat, which is significantly leaner than the meat from most modern beef cattle.

Corrientes are fairly small cattle, with cows averaging well under 1,000 pounds (450 kg). They are lean, athletic, and have long upcurving horns. They are known as “easy keepers,” as little human intervention is required in their calving, and they eat significantly less than the big beef cattle. Like Texas longhorns (which many[who?] believe to be descended from Corrientes), they require less water and can live on sparse open range. Corrientes are also known as accomplished escape artists, as they can leap a standard barbed-wire fence and squeeze through fairly small openings.

Names for the breed differ. The official breed registry in the United States calls them Corriente cattle, which is the most common term in Northern Mexico. In other parts of Mexico, they are called Criollo or Chinampo cattle. They are closely related to Pineywoods and Florida Cracker cattle, two breeds from the Gulf Coast and Florida.