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Hand Crafted Owl Alebrije Key Ring, "Magenta Owl"

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This adorable key fob is hand crafted by Claudio Ojeda in Mexico. The owl... more

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This adorable key fob is hand crafted by Claudio Ojeda in Mexico. The owl alebrije is carved from copal wood and painted in magenta and a colorful array of patterns and shapes. The wood figurine adorns a stainless steel key ring. The artisan signs his pieces with the initials "T.C.", which represent his initial "C" preceded by his mother Teresita's initial "T". Claudio learned the art of crafting alebrijes from his mother.

The folk art tradition of alebrijes dates back to the 1930's 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 shouted "alebrije! alebrije!". Upon his recovery, Linares began recreating the fantastical creatures he had seen in his dream. The art form gained popularity, and alebrijes are now made of wood as well as papier mache.

  • 12 grams
  • 0.42 oz
  • 10 cm H x 6 cm W x 4 cm D
  • 3.9" H x 2.4" W x 1.6" D

  • Copal wood, stainless steel
  • 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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  • Premium Gift Wrap? Yes

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Norma J

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11/06/2021

"Beautiful Owl Figurine"

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Such beautiful colors and craftsmanship. Also, it is just the right size. I highly recommend this item.

Best Uses

  • sitting on a desk, table or curio cabinet

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Rebecca

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10/27/2021

"Alebrije ornaments."

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Beautiful ornaments that are going to look amazing on my Christmas tree this year!

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Susan

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08/30/2021

"Alebrije hearts"

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Incredibly beautiful and happy. Perfect as ornaments— all year- and also perfect as a necklace on a long cord.

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Judy

From OH

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08/29/2021

"We love our Lemur! Everyone needs a Lemur"

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This little fellow makes me smile every time I see him. This is one you really must see in person... the details are even more amazing . I am so glad I talked myself into buying this little treasure. I applied one of my Novica reward codes... Be sure to get on the email list!...and you can have Novica tempt you, too.

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Caroline

From Kew Gardens, NY USA

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08/28/2021

"Well carved for a small alebrije"

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This little elephant fob s well carved and painted well for such a small piece.

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Patricia

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07/28/2021

"Gorgeous"

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Loved these ornaments.

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