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Colorful Copal Wood Alebrije Coyote Figurine from Mexico, "Mystical Coyote"

Howling at the moon, a mystical coyote adds an ethereal touch to your home... more

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Howling at the moon, a mystical coyote adds an ethereal touch to your home decor. Working in the Mexican tradition of alebrije folk art, Pablo and Lucy Mendez design this striking figurine. They carve the coyote of copal wood and paint it by hand with vibrant, colorful motifs. 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.

  • 42 grams
  • 1.48 oz
  • 10.7 cm H x 3.2 cm W x 9.1 cm D
  • 4.2" H x 1.3" W x 3.6" D

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

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Patrick

From Montgomery, Alabama

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03/05/2019

"Exquisite in its detail"

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Nicely carved and finished allowing you to really appreciate the fine detail of the gorgeous painted design and eye catching color pallet. The delicate tail is separated for shipping to avoid breakage, which I appreciated, and simply slips into a pre-carved hole. This is one of the most well executed Alebrijes I have seen, most of which I find too gaudy.

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Alebrijes Coyote Mystical Pedro Linares Mexican folk art

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Toni

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08/31/2019

"Vibrant and welcoming"

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This is a magnificent piece of artwork! I had it on my wishlist for quite a while and I was so happy to see Mystical Coyote back in stock after selling out the first time around. The closer you look, the more amazing and beautiful the details. The white around the eyes has beautiful silver speckles while the rest of the body is speckled with gold. There are intricate patterns on the throat, hind legs and tail along with bold accents of colour. This wonderful carving definitely lives up to its namesake. I wish Pablo and Lucy the greatest success and hope they become renown for their Alebrije art, thank you so much!

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mary alice's Tsar

From Denver, Colorado, USA

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05/10/2022

"Precioso"

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I will Go back to my grandson for a special occasions when he wins something, it is just a darling beautiful piece

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  • This was a gift for: Grandson
  • Occasion: Winning first place

Cynthia

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05/09/2022

"Cheirish heirloom"

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Love this little guy. The detailing is tremendous. It is in my living room curio cabinet up front and center.

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Fiery Cat, Wood Alebrije Cat Figurine in Orange from Mexico

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Ellen

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05/05/2022

"so happy to add this colorful kitty to my cat collection."

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Has a good heavy feel to it; detailed carvings and paint. It is bright and cheerful. Arrived unbelievably well-packaged!! Love it

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Fiery Cat, Wood Alebrije Cat Figurine in Orange from Mexico

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Anna

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03/21/2022

"I bought this one for me"

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After buying a Golden Cricket for my sister, it was so elegant I had to have one for myself. Part of my Alebrije collection .

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Profound Impact

Profound Impact

Pablo’s profits from the alebrij sculptures he creates for NOVICA allow him to create and financially support a healthy life for his wife and two children.

Job Creator

Job Creator

This artist positively impacts their community through job creation and provides jobs for 2 or more people.

Empowering Women

Empowering Women

The Women's Empowerment badge is awarded to female artisans or artisan groups that are led by women.

Enabling Education

Enabling Education

Lucy's income allows her to provide a necessary basic education to their children in their home.

Moving On Up

Moving On Up

This artist has dramatically improved their livelihood by working with NOVICA.

Caring for Children

Caring for Children

Lucy financially supports their two children.

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