Mexican Wood(321 items)
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Featured Reviews on Mexican Wood
This s a delight It was a birthday gift for my wife, who loves hummingbirds. The quality of workmanship is excellent: vivid colors, attention to detail and wonderful look.
Delicate and petite
This hummingbird is beyond lovely. Where it is hanging it looks as though its in mid flight. I love it!!
The green is stunning
I have the red hummingbird and now he has a friend. I love them both! They compliment each other so well. The craftsmanship is amazing, I would bet that no two are the same.
Zeny and Reyna Handcrafted alebrije sculptures
"When she told us this we felt a great sense of satisfaction, we had no idea how much we could help someone – a child – through our art."
Popular Mexican Wood
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.
Blue Hummingbird Alebrije Hanging Sculpture from Mexico, "Blue Hummingbird"$49.99
A playful hummingbird soars skyward in an sculpture designed to hang from the ceiling. Zeny and Reyna transform found pieces of copal wood into a delightful . These fanciful sculptures are a traditional folk art in Oaxaca, once based on twenty totems but today representing all kinds of animals. They take their name from a Caló gypsy word for "something difficult, tangled, confusing or fantastic."
Includes a thread for hanging.
Because each alebrije is individually created work of folk art, shapes will vary slightly.
Orange Alebrije Bull with Multicolor Hand Painted Motifs, "Sun Force"$69.99
This strong bull hand carved from copal wood has the fire of the sun hand painted across his back. Orange and brown, the bull is covered with hand painted details in warm colors. This alebrije is handcrafted by artisans Zeny and Reyna of Mexico. The bull's tail is removable for easy shipping.
Each alebrije is unique, as the artist works with the individual shape of each specific copal branch to determine the final design.
Five Hand-Painted Frog Alebrije Ornaments from Mexico, "Colorful Frogs"$44.99
Perfect as home decor or for hanging on the tree, five little frogs are crafted of copal wood, painted by hand with vibrant, colorful designs. Mexico's Claudio Ojeda designs this set of ornaments, carrying on the tradition of Guanajuato sculpture.