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Handcrafted Alebrije Deer Sculpture in Grey from Mexico, "Grey Deer"

Working in the tradition of alebrijes, Mexican duo Zeny and Reyna create this... more

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Working in the tradition of alebrijes, Mexican duo Zeny and Reyna create this striking sculpture of a deer. Crouched on its back haunches, the deer is carved by hand of copal wood. This beautiful creature is diligently painted by hand with intricate motifs and a predominant grey color. Small parts are separated for shipping to protect from breakage.

Alebrijes are a fairly recent Mexican art form, attributed to Pedro Linares. Unconscious due to illness in 1936, he was presumed near death and yet his dreams were extremely vivid. He tells of a place where all was peaceful and quiet until all of a sudden there appeared a lion with an eagle's head, a rooster with bull's horns and a donkey with butterfly wings. They kept screeching "alebrije, alebrije!" and Pedro began running away. He encountered a man who told him it was not yet his time to be there are and he should continue running towards the exit. In this dream Pedro climbed out of a window and regained consciousness.

  • 76 grams
  • 0.2 lbs
  • 23.8 cm H x 16.6 cm W x 11.6 cm D
  • 9.25" H x 6.5" W x 4.6" D

  • Copal wood
  • Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
  • Signed by the artist
  • Some assembly required
  • Warning: Choking Hazard. Small parts -- not for children under 3 years.
  • Made in Mexico.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in Mexicoicon info
Gift Info
  • Free Gift Wrap? Yes
  • Premium Gift Wrap? Yes

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Carol

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01/18/2022

"Stunning little sculpture"

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Gifted this for Christmas to my sister, and she seemed delighted with it. It should look lovely in a home which sits in the foothills of the Blue Ridge where wildlife is abundant.

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  • Striking art for the home

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Grey Deer, Handcrafted Alebrije Deer Sculpture in Grey from Mexico

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  • This was a gift for: Sister
  • Occasion: Christmas

Caroline

From Kew Gardens, NY USA

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07/04/2021

"Magnificant!"

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This deer is absolutely gorgeous. Even more vibrant than the picture shows. A work of art to treasure!

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Lynn

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05/15/2022

"A delightful addition!"

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This hummingbird sculpture is so well done- beautifully carved and painted. I love the interpretation of flight. It is unique and this little guy adds much joy and whimsy to my space!

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From Denver, Colorado, USA

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05/10/2022

"Amazing piece"

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I have bought it To save it for a gift for one of my grandchildren. I actually have bought three and will continue purchasing more because they are amazing

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Gift Occasion:
  • This was a gift for: Granddaughter
  • Occasion: birthday

Bab

From Sweden

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05/09/2022

"Cute Porcupine"

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Its more beautiful than on the photo.

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Patricia

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05/04/2022

"This is now a cherished heirloom"

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Gifted at Christmas, and well appreciated.

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Preserving Traditions

Preserving Traditions

This artist uses traditional techniques handed down through the generations and/or creates culturally significant items, helping keep these traditions alive.

Microcredit Financing

Microcredit Financing

Zeny and Reyna has received 2 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $1200 and the most recent for $2500.

Caring for Children

Caring for Children

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