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Wood alebrije figurine, 'Ladybug' - Copal Wood Alebrije Ladybug Figurine from Mexico Curate

Product ID: 343936

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.

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
  • Some assembly required
  • Signed by the artist
  • Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
  • Free Gift Wrap? No
  • Premium Gift Wrap? No
  • Made in Mexico.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in Mexico
Your Purchase Makes a Difference!

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.

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

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

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

Pablo won 2nd Place in the Carved Wood Contest in the Mexican state of Oaxaca.

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

Lucy financially supports their two children.

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