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Hand Carved Alebrije Deer Figurine, "Dainty Deer in Orange"

Pablo and Lucy Mendez in Mexico work in the traditional Oaxacan folk art form... more

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Pablo and Lucy Mendez in Mexico work in the traditional Oaxacan folk art form called alebrijes to create this marvelous sculpture. The delicate orange deer is carved by hand from copal wood and then painted in meticulous detail. Please note that small parts may be detached for secure shipping.

The folk art tradition of alebrijes dates back to the 1930s in Mexico City. A man named Pedro Linares was taken ill, and in his fevered dreams he saw a strange land populated with curious creatures--a donkey with wings, a rooster with bull's horns, and a lion with the head of a dog. The beasts all ran at him, shouting the nonsense word, "alebrije! alebrije!". Upon his recovery, Linares began recreating the fantastical creatures he had seen in his dream in papier mache. The art form gained popularity, and alebrijes are now made of wood as well as papier mache. The same style of painting can also be found on other (non-animal) items.

  • 40 grams
  • 1.41 oz
  • 20.05 cm H x 12 cm W x 10 cm D
  • 8" H x 4.7" W x 3.9" 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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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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Gift Occasion:
  • This was a gift for: Daughter
  • Occasion: 'just because'

Carol

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07/01/2022

"Colors are Vibrant"

Am glad I ordered the blue cricket for my collection. The colors are so beautiful it make it “stand out” among all. Thank you Pablo & Lucy.

Best Uses

  • Display in my collection

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Roger

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06/21/2022

"A Wonderful Gift to My Sister"

My sisters response about the Curiosity Cousin in Purple I sent to her was a thank you and she said Shes very cute!

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Carol

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06/04/2022

"Very Cute"

The frog received is cute, artwork is good and it goes well with my collection

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Andrea

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06/02/2022

"our good luck cricket is loved and will be in a place of honor for years to come!"

love the quality and craftsmanship our cricket presents from every angle. the signatures of the artists on this piece imprints their beautiful energy for eternity. whenever I look at our cricket it makes me happy!

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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.

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Lucy financially supports their two children.

 
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