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Copal wood alebrije, 'Axolotl' - Copal Wood Axolotl Alebrije from Mexico

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Copal Wood Axolotl Alebrije from Mexico, "Axolotl"

Jesus and Roxana recreate the axolotl, one of Mexico's rarest and most iconic... more

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Jesus and Roxana recreate the axolotl, one of Mexico's rarest and most iconic creatures, in colorful alebrije form. They hand-carve it from copal wood and decorate its body with joyful geometric patterns in a palette of saffron yellow, dark green, bright red, and purple. The axolotl's gills are detached for safe and easy transport.

Jesus and Roxana come from a Zapotec community in Oaxaca where a large number of the residents work crafting alebrijes. Jesus takes care of the carving part while Roxana works her magic creating the colorful patterns that decorate the pieces.

  • 40 grams
  • 1.41 oz
  • 10 cm H x 6.05 cm W x 20 cm D
  • 3.9" H x 2.4" W x 7.75" D

  • Copal wood
  • Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
  • Signed by the artist
  • Some assembly required
  • Made in Mexico.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in Mexicoicon info
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69

Patricia

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05/04/2022

"Adorable chicken"

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Love this cutie.

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Patricia

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05/04/2022

"Too large"

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Workmanship is great, but the scale is too large to be pretty.

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  • (Christmas) tree decoration

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Emily

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04/28/2022

"What an adorable kitty!"

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This little alebrije sculpture is adorable and just the right touch in my eating area. I particularly love the curved tail, which was carefully packaged separately to avoid breakage. This gato makes me smile every time I see it. Gracias, Jesus y Roxana!

Best Uses

  • Looking cute, drawing attention, making me smile

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Robert

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02/17/2022

"Nice"

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Very nice, but colors are nowhere as vibrant as pictured!

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Bab

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02/16/2022

"A beautiful alebrije"

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Im satisfied for this purchase.

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Mexican Hairless Dog, Copal Wood Mexican Hairless Dog Alebrije from Mexico

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Dralene

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02/14/2022

"Beautifully created & so detailed - Love this goat!"

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The detail and beautiful creative and craftsmanship is amazing on this little goat, it will be a cherish piece of artwork in our home and will always make us smile. Thank you, your work is beautiful!

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Preserving Traditions

Preserving Traditions

Roxana has flourished by continuing to use traditional techniques in her alebrije art and continues to pass down her craft to her grandchildren, as her elders had passed down to her.

Enabling Education

Enabling Education

They financially support all four of their children through school so that they may have better opportunities in their future careers.

Job Creator

Job Creator

Roxana has been able to build her workshop over the years and now gives work to other artisans in her community.

Caring for Children

Caring for Children

Jesus and Roxana are both incredibly dedicated parents and financially support their four children together.

Young Talent

Young Talent

This artist shows a lot of talent or potential and is in their late teens or twenties.

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