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Alebrije sculpture, "Xoloescuincle"

"The ancient Aztecs believed the xoloescuintle dog protected the underworld, and... more

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"The ancient Aztecs believed the xoloescuintle dog protected the underworld, and we decided to decorate this alebrije with aspects of sun and light reflected on earth," confide Zeny and Reyna. They paint the wood sculpture by hand with detailed artistry and expressive sentiment.

Small parts are separated for shipping to protect from breakage.

  • 0.33 kgs
  • 0.7 lbs
  • 23 cm H x 12 cm W x 24 cm D
  • 9" H x 4.7" W x 9.5" D

  • Copal wood
  • Signed by the artist
  • Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
  • Warning: Choking Hazard. Small parts -- not for children under 3 years.
  • Made in Mexico.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in Mexicoicon info
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  • Free Gift Wrap? No
  • Premium Gift Wrap? Yes

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John

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01/06/2022

"Very Nice Sculpture"

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This is a beautiful work of art, but the tail did not easily fit into the body. I was afraid to force it to work, the tail was larger in diameter than the hole in the body. Otherwise, wonderful.

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Gift Occasion:
  • This was a gift for: Wife
  • Occasion: Christmas

Caroline

From Kew Gardens, NY USA

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01/19/2020

"Gorgeous!"

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This xolo sculpture is even more stunningly beautiful than the picture depicts. High quality carving and magnificent painting. Colors are bright and vibrant. Absolutely love this! Extremely talented artists.

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High Quality Vibrant Colors Exquisite Details

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  • Ornate beauty

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Camille

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11/17/2018

"Gratitude"

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It was moving to read in Zeny and Reynas Artist Statement of their devotion to nature and lifes essential elements and how this informs and nourishes their expression of Zapotec culture. I am deeply grateful for this spirit dog, this Xoloescincle, that has padded into my life! It really invites me, I feel, to open my eyes and heart with a sense of wonder, like a child, to the goodness and magic that is actually present in this world. The ability to transmit that is a great gift and transcends any border. Such artistry is very special, I feel. Thank you!

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Beth

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05/20/2022

"Vivid and fun"

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I ordered this as a gift for my Mom, and she loves it! The colors are stunning and the cats expression is adorable. I will certainly buy from these artisans again! Their work is gorgeous.

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  • Display

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

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

Your Purchase Makes a Difference!

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

This artist supports children under the age of 18.

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