New Arrivals : Mexican(281 items)
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12-inch Hand Carved and Painted Alebrije Fish Sculpture, "Zapotec Fish"$329.99
A rotund fish with big eyes swims sinuously in cool rivers. Colorful motifs from Zapotec art and ancient temples cover the body and fins. By Manuel Cruz, this is a beautiful example of Mexico's art. The image is carved by hand of copal wood in the style of Oaxaca and meticulously painted by hand with tiny brushes. The finer details are created using a maguey thorn instead of a brush.
The alebrije tradition originated with Mexico City artisan Pedro Linares (1906-1992). When he was 30, he became ill and fell into a coma. While he was unconscious, he dreamed he was caught between the land of the living and the dead, a place populated with creatures whose body parts belonged to different animals. The beings repeatedly cried, "Alebrije!" When he was well, Linares recreated these fanciful figures in papier mache. His work became famous and inspired artisans in the state of Oaxaca, who began crafting alebrijes of wood.
The wood branch dictates the final form, thus size and shapes can vary slightly. Thus, each alebrije is an authentic work of Mexican folk art.
Black Macrame Unity Bracelet with 925 Silver & Swarovski, "Ubi Ibi"$29.99
Alejandra Aceves crafts a glamorous macramé unity bracelet in black. Six dark Swarovski crystal beads flank a central pendant in sterling silver. Written in Latin, it says "" meaning "Where there is unity, there is victory," a quote attributed to Publilius Syrus (85–43 BC). The bracelet closes with a sterling silver clasp bathed in 14k gold.
Fluted Blue Recycled hand Blown Glass Pitcher, "Fiesta Azul"$34.99
This appealing glass pitcher in a cool blue shade is crafted by Jorge Elias Martinez in Tonala, Mexico. The artisans use recycled bottles as their base material, melting and then hand-blowing them into the desired shape. The slightly fluted shape lends itself to any table setting.
Blue Margarita Glasses Hand Blown in Mexico (Set of 6), "Fiesta Azul"$69.99
These appealing margarita glasses in a cool blue shade are crafted by Jorge Elias Martinez in Tonala, Mexico. The artisans use recycled bottles as their base material, melting and then hand-blowing them into the desired shape. The slightly fluted shape lends itself to any table setting.
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