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Copal wood alebrije, 'Magic Buffalo' - Copal Wood Buffalo Alebrije from Mexico

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Copal Wood Buffalo Alebrije from Mexico, "Magic Buffalo"

Jesus and Roxana Hernandez recreate this buffalo in colorful alebrije form. They... more

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Jesus and Roxana Hernandez recreate this buffalo in colorful alebrije form. They hand-carve it from copal wood and decorate its body with joyful geometric patterns in a palette of turquoise, teal green, pastel pink, orange, and lavender purple.

The artisan couple comes from a Zapotec community in Oaxaca known for its alebrijes. Jesus takes care of the carving part while Roxana works her magic creating the colorful patterns that decorate their designs.

  • 80 grams
  • 0.2 lbs
  • 8 cm H x 6 cm W x 17 cm D
  • 3.1" H x 2.4" W x 6.75" D

  • Copal wood
  • Signed by the artist
  • Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
  • Made in Mexico.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in Mexicoicon info
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71

Brenda

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06/22/2022

"Simply beautiful!"

Gorgeous colors, and beautifully intricate design, a little work of art. Thank you!

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Carol

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06/04/2022

"Keepsake"

This is one of my keepsakes - made beautifully.

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Brilliant Armadillo, Handmade Folk Art Armadillo Alebrije Sculpture

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Patricia

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05/04/2022

"Adorable chicken"

Love this cutie.

Best Uses

  • display

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Patricia

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05/04/2022

"Too large"

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

Best Uses

  • (Christmas) tree decoration

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Emily

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04/28/2022

"What an adorable kitty!"

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"

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

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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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