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Copal Wood Alebrije Ladybug Figurine from Mexico, "Ladybug"

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For a charming touch to your decor, invite this delightful ladybug into your home. Mexican artisans Pablo and Lucy Mendez, working to carry on the folk art tradition of alebrijes, work together to create this fantastic figurine. The ladybug is carved of copal wood and painted by hand. 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.

  • 33 grams
  • 1.16 oz
  • 7.5 cm H x 9.5 cm W x 15.6 cm D
  • 3" H x 3.7" W x 6.25" D

  • Copal wood
  • Signed by the artist
  • Some assembly required
  • 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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  • Premium Gift Wrap? Yes

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Dottie

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05/28/2022

"Intricate hand-painted details adorn every surface."

Delightful! This ladybug is a beloved addition to our growing family collection of Novica items. The website photos do not fully capture the exquisite beauty of extraordinary tiny hand-painted details. Hand carved and painted in rich colors, most surfaces are adorned with hundreds of tiny hand-painted silver dots. The underside is also carved and hand-painted, and includes the artists signatures.

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  • This was a gift for: Wife
  • Occasion: Mother's Day

Caroline

From Kew Gardens, NY USA

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11/13/2019

"Ladybug is Adorable"

I received my ladybug yesterday. It is very well made and painted with great detail. Lovely piece.

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Molly

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08/15/2022

"Great item!"

This was supposed to be for Christmas decorations with my other deer. But it is on display all year instead.

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Molly

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08/15/2022

"Cute frog!"

Well crafted, suoer cute!

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Ana

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08/07/2022

"Wood alebrije figurine, mystical cayote"

This is a beautifully painted wood figurine. The colors are vibrant and I love the capture of the figurine howling. Thank you ????

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Gregg

From Modesto, California USA

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07/11/2022

"Amazing detail and vibrant colors"

This was a gift for a family member that adores butterflies, and she was thrilled. Beautiful coloring, easy to assemble, and stunning to look at. Thank you for making such wonderful art pieces!

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  • This was a gift for: Daughter
  • Occasion: 'just because'

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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.

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Enabling Education

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

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Moving On Up

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

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Caring for Children

Lucy financially supports their two children.

 
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