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Hand Crafted Papier Mache Frog Alebrije, "Frog of Abundance"

This utterly charming creature from Marina Lozano in Mexico offers you his... more

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This utterly charming creature from Marina Lozano in Mexico offers you his heart. The alebrije is crafted by hand from recycled papier mache and carefully painted by hand. The whimsical sculpture has the body of a frog and the wings of a butterfly.

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 ran at him, shouting "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.

  • 80 grams
  • 0.2 lbs
  • 20 cm H x 19 cm W x 11 cm D
  • 7.75" H x 7.5" W x 4.3" D

  • Papier mache
  • 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? No

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5

Terri

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01/25/2022

"Unique Beauty"

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I truly love this unique alebrije. It is fun and fanciful and just makes me smile.

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Frog of Abundance, Hand Crafted Papier Mache Frog Alebrije

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Judy

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01/09/2021

"Every one loves my 2020 Frog! So creative"

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Thank you, Marina. This little frog is absolutely ADORABLE! A must have treasure. This was the perfect Christmas present for me -- from my cats (they buy such wonderful things for me). Right now, my frog is standing proudly on the mantle -- but will eventually hang from the ceiling in my office so I can see him more. I assure you, you will not be disappointed if you buy this for yourself -- or for a friend who just needs to smile.

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Frog of Abundance, Hand Crafted Papier Mache Frog Alebrije

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Terri

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05/04/2022

"Magic"

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I truly love this magical axolotl creature. And that it stays true to the papier mache alebrije. This is my second sculpture from Mariana.

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Roger

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10/17/2021

"A wonderful addition to Dia de Los muertos"

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This piece is emblematic of the Mexican celebration

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Dancing Catrina, Papier Mache Catrina Sculpture in Floral Gown

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Mary

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10/09/2021

"Amazing paper mache Sculpture"

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This lovely and adorable Catrina is so finely made and decorated. The attention to detail and the personality of the figure is so endearing! I am in love with her.

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