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Hand-Carved Wood Alebrije Ram Sculpture from Mexico, "Mythic Ram"

Evoking beasts of ancient myths, this traditional alebrije sculpture from Mexico... more

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Evoking beasts of ancient myths, this traditional alebrije sculpture from Mexico is created by Teresita Gonzalez. Hand-carved from copal wood, a majestic ram raises its head proudly, featuring a hand-painted design with motifs that are inspired by pre-Hispanic Nahua cultures. Curiously, the ram features a human face, complete with an elaborate mustache made from agave fibers.

  • 89 grams
  • 0.2 lbs
  • 14.1 cm H x 12.2 cm W x 6.3 cm D
  • 5.5" H x 4.8" W x 2.5" D

  • Copal wood, agave fiber
  • 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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Monte

From Bloomington, Indiana

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12/22/2021

"Amazing Piece"

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When looking at alebrije figures on the Novica website, I was drawn to this piece because of the uniqueness of it having a human face. Upon arrival I was impressed with the detail and design. The carving is beautiful and the pictures do not do it justice. The detail in the painted design on the body of the ram is gorgeous. The face gives it such a unique character. Such a beautiful piece and I feel lucky to have found it. Teresita Gonzalez is an amazing artists! I have already ordered a second piece from her.

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Mythic Ram, Hand-Carved Wood Alebrije Ram Sculpture from Mexico

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HARRY

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04/12/2022

"GREAT GIFT"

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BEAUTIFUL GIFT FOR BIRD LOVER

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Brilliant Hummingbird, Handmade Hummingbird Wood Alebrije Sculpture

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Carol

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04/02/2022

"Excellent Art Work"

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This cat figure is wonderful - the expressive art is wonderful

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Jude

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03/12/2022

"Lovely piece?"

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I bought this Alebrije pegasus/unicorn to replace one I lost in a move. The colors are vibrant, the attention to pattern detail is exquisite! It is well made and Ive already received many compliments on it. Very happy with this purchase.

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Robert

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02/17/2022

"Gorgeous"

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Much prettier in person!

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Brilliant Hummingbird, Handmade Hummingbird Wood Alebrije Sculpture

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Andrea

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01/19/2022

"Great gift!"

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My daughter loved her gift. Beautifully made.

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  • This was a gift for: Daughter
  • Occasion: birthday

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Overcoming Cancer

Overcoming Cancer

When Teresita was diagnosed with cancer shortly after she gave birth to her first child, doctors told her that her chances of survival were slim, but against all odds Teresita beat and eliminated the cancer that had grown in her. Although her medical treatments were essential to treating her cancer directly, Teresita attributes her recovery to laughter, positivity, and her ability to create art pieces every day. Each of the products that Teresita has made has uniquely given her a piece of strength to carry forward and live life to its absolute fullest. Teresita is known amongst her colleagues as a positive light and is a tremendous example of strength and virtue to all cancer survivors, mothers, and women worldwide.

Empowering Women

Empowering Women

An artist who creates from the heart, Teresita has turned a dangerous illness into a source of strength and positivity. After the birth of her first child, Teresita was diagnosed with cancer. "My medical treatments aided in my recovery, but I believe that laughter and her ability to make art have helped me to survive," she says. "I try to infuse each piece with my love of life, a positive attitude, and the appreciation I feel for the time I've been given." She is an inspiration to all cancer survivors, mothers, and women worldwide.

Preserving Traditions

Preserving Traditions

Teresita has continued to preserve her unique technique and pass down her alebrije traditions to the youth in her workshop and use culturally significant materials.

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