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

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Bring home this colorful alebrije rendition of a xolo - short for xoloesquintle... more

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Bring home this colorful alebrije rendition of a xolo - short for xoloesquintle - Mexico's iconic hairless dog. Jesus and Roxana Hernandez hand-carve it from copal wood and decorate its body with joyful geometric patterns in a palette of flame orange, turquoise blue, lime green, and purple. The tail is removable for shipping.

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.

  • 0.10 kgs
  • 0.2 lbs
  • 18.05 cm H x 6 cm W x 16 cm D
  • 7" H x 2.4" 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
  • Made in Mexico.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in Mexicoicon info
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37

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06/01/2021

"Christmas ornaments I couldnt put away"

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Nicely made, colorful, and adorable. We couldnt get a Christmas tree this year (the wildfires in California depleted the local stock) so I set them on my desk for the time being - then decided I wanted to keep them there.

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04/18/2021

"Brilliant Armadillo"

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This is a fabulous work of art! The details and lovely patterns are truly wonderful!

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Brilliant Armadillo, Handmade Folk Art Armadillo Alebrije Sculpture

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04/01/2021

"Awesome Turtle"

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Beautiful colors - Highly detailed - A Work of Art - Very Satisfied !!!

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03/12/2021

"armadillo wood sculpture"

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Exquisite and wonderful. I was excited and so pleased to receive such a treasure.

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Brilliant Armadillo, Handmade Folk Art Armadillo Alebrije Sculpture

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02/20/2021

"Sweet puppies"

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These are such sweet, well carved little dogs, and I love the choice of colors.

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02/18/2021

"An Armadillo"

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This is beautifully made. It is a piece of art that has a center spot in my living room. The colors and design are wonderful! One of my favorites now!! Thank you so much!!

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Your Purchase Makes a Difference!

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.

Roxana has been awarded 2nd place in the 2018 State Wood Carvings Contest as well as the 2015 Grand Master Award for the best Artisan Heritage piece of Mexico.

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

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

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

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

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