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

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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
  • Made in Mexico.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in Mexicoicon info
Gift Info
  • Free Gift Wrap? Yes
  • Premium Gift Wrap? Yes

Reviews by Customers

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149

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06/01/2020

"Absolutely gorgeous! A real treasure!"

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Thank you Zeny and Reyna! Lucky me... I originally ordered this as a gift for a friend, but realized it would not arrive in time. He got a different Oaxacan Alebrije turtle and I get to keep this magical one made by Zeny (a turtle I have always admired).

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Psychedelic Turtle, Hand Painted Alebrije Turtle Wood Sculpture from Mexico

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08/01/2020

"The green is stunning"

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I have the red hummingbird and now he has a friend. I love them both! They compliment each other so well. The craftsmanship is amazing, I would bet that no two are the same.

Best Uses

  • the green is such an amazing color
  • I thought I would have like the red better but I was wrong
  • They both are so striking

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08/01/2020

"Delicate and petite"

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This hummingbird is beyond lovely. Where it is hanging it looks as though its in mid flight. I love it!!

Best Uses

  • This goes perfectly with my decor
  • I love the color

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08/01/2020

"Beautiful!"

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This s a delight It was a birthday gift for my wife, who loves hummingbirds. The quality of workmanship is excellent: vivid colors, attention to detail and wonderful look.

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07/17/2020

"Love this piece!"

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This is so much more vibrant in person! Its gorgeous!

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06/21/2020

"colorful and energetic"

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I bought this as a gift and almost kept it for myself! As I packed tissue paper around him in the gift box, he looked up at me - bright eyed, colorful, and energetic. Beautifully carved and painted.

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Your Purchase Makes a Difference!

This artist uses traditional techniques handed down through the generations and/or creates culturally significant items, helping keep these traditions alive.

Zeny and Reyna has received 2 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $1200 and the most recent for $2500.

This artist supports children under the age of 18.

 
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