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Alebrije wood statuette, 'Psychedelic Turtle' - Hand Painted Alebrije Turtle Wood Sculpture from Mexico Curate

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Hand Painted Alebrije Turtle Wood Sculpture from Mexico, "Psychedelic Turtle"

With colorful flowers blossoming on its shell, this turtle captivates with... more

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With colorful flowers blossoming on its shell, this turtle captivates with psychedelic artistry. Zeny and Reyna craft this endearing alebrije sculpture with techniques inherited from their parents. They carve a found piece of copal wood into the statuette and proceed to paint it with hand crafted artistry.

Alebrijes are a fairly recent Mexican art form, attributed to Pedro Linares. Unconscious due to illness in 1936, he was presumed near death and yet his dreams were extremely vivid. He tells of a place where all was peaceful and quiet until all of a sudden there appeared a lion with an eagle’s head, a rooster with bull's horns and a donkey with butterfly wings. They kept screeching "alebrije, alebrije!" and Ricardo began running away. He encountered a man who told him it was not yet his time to be there are and he should continue running towards the exit. In this dream Pedro climbed out of a window and regained consciousness. He made paper replicas of these creatures to show everyone, and soon others began to craft other "monster-like" creatures in bright colors.

  • 60 grams
  • 0.1 lbs
  • 5 cm H x 16.5 cm W x 17.5 cm D
  • 2" H x 6.5" W x 7" D

  • Copal wood
  • Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
  • Marked with artist's initials or trademark
  • Free Gift Wrap? Yes
  • Premium Gift Wrap? Yes
  • Made in Mexico.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in Mexico
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This artist uses traditional techniques handed down through the generations and/or creates culturally significant items, helping keep these traditions alive.

This artist positively impacts their community through job creation and provides jobs for 2 or more people.

The Women's Empowerment badge is awarded to female artisans or artisan groups that are led by women.

This artist supports children under the age of 18.

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4 Testimonials for Zeny and Reyna

Jon

I got my coyote yesterday and really love it. It's very beautiful. Thanks so much!!

Judy

Lima, Ohio, USA

Thank you Zeny and Reyna. I bought the ""Playful Blue Kitten"" as a gift for a friend of mine. She loves it! The details are amazing the kitten's expression and pose just too precious. I have several Zeny and Reyna pieces myself, but always like to see what new items are offered. They make great gifts!

Judy

Lima, Ohio, USA

 
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