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Hand Painted Burro Alebrije Sculpture from Mexico, "Little Burro"

Preserving an art form unique to Oaxaca, artisans Jesus and Roxana Hernandez craft this amazing alebrije sculpture of a burro. The statuette is carved... more

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Preserving an art form unique to Oaxaca, artisans Jesus and Roxana Hernandez craft this amazing alebrije sculpture of a burro. The statuette is carved by hand from copal wood and painted with myriad motifs in vibrant colors. The sculpture makes a great addition to any space. Small parts are separated for shipping to protect from breakage.

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 Pedro 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.

  • 60 grams
  • 0.1 lbs
  • 16 cm H x 4 cm W x 12 cm D
  • 6.25" H x 1.6" W x 4.7" D

  • Copal wood
  • Signed by the artist
  • Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
  • Warning: Choking Hazard. Small parts -- not for children under 3 years.
  • Made in Mexico
  • Certified and shipped by our office in Mexicoicon info
  • Product ID: 313280
Jesus and Roxana Hernandez
Jesus and Roxana Hernandez

Mexico

Artisan handcrafted Mexican alebrije sculptures

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Bert

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Jun 26, 2023

Love it!”

Great looking alebrije with beautiful colors! A++++++++++++++++++++++++

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Little Burro, Hand Painted Burro Alebrije Sculpture from Mexico

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Bab

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Oct 17, 2021

A masterpiece!”

Its wonderful. Many thanks to Novica and the artists.

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Little Burro, Hand Painted Burro Alebrije Sculpture from Mexico

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Beau

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Mar 21, 2024

Yet ANOTHER Great Sculpture”

Now have a dozen in house or gifts sculpted by Jesus and Roxanne. Easily my favorite alebreje artists. Have all the coyotes and monkeys so a domestic dog is a great change!

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Mexican Hairless Dog in Red, Orange Copal Wood Mexican Hairless Dog Alebrije Figurine

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Kaori

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Aug 14, 2023

Wonderful”

It was a very delicate and wonderful work with detailed details.

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Coyote Delight, Handcrafted Copal Wood Coyote Alebrije Figurine

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Rose

From Austin, TX, USA

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May 31, 2023

Colors Just Pop!,Colors Just Pop!”

I love goats and this one is perfect! The colors are vibrant and the carving is fantastic. I love it!,I love goats and this one is perfect! The colors are vibrant and the carving is fantastic. I love it!

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Beau

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May 29, 2023

EVERY Sculpture is the BEST”

EVERY sculpture from Jesus and Roxana is THE BEST --- have well over a dozen!

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Preserving Traditions

Preserving Traditions

Roxana has flourished by continuing to use traditional techniques in her alebrije art and continues to pass down her craft to her grandchildren, as her elders had passed down to her.

Enabling Education

Enabling Education

They financially support all four of their children through school so that they may have better opportunities in their future careers.

Job Creator

Job Creator

Roxana has been able to build her workshop over the years and now gives work to other artisans in her community.

Caring for Children

Caring for Children

Jesus and Roxana are both incredibly dedicated parents and financially support their four children together.

Young Talent

Young Talent

This artist shows a lot of talent or potential and is in their late teens or twenties.

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