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Preserving the Oaxacan folk art tradition of alebrijes, Mexico's Jesus and Roxana Hernandez create this marvelous small sculpture. The figurine is... more

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Preserving the Oaxacan folk art tradition of alebrijes, Mexico's Jesus and Roxana Hernandez create this marvelous small sculpture. The figurine is carved by hand from copal wood and painted with an assortment of motifs in a rainbow of colors. Small parts may be separated for safe shipping.

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 the nonsense word,"alebrije! alebrije!". Upon his recovery, Linares began recreating the fantastical creatures he had seen in his dream in papier mache. The art form gained popularity, and alebrijes are now made of wood as well as papier mache.

  • 60 grams
  • 0.1 lbs
  • 11.05 cm H x 5.07 cm W x 14.05 cm D
  • 4.4" H x 2" W x 5.5" D

  • Copal wood
  • Signed by the artist
  • Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
  • Made in Mexico
  • Certified and shipped by our office in Mexicoicon info
  • Product ID: 406031
Jesus and Roxana Hernandez
Jesus and Roxana Hernandez

Mexico

Artisan handcrafted Mexican alebrije sculptures

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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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Sierra Coyote, Hand Painted Coyote Alebrije

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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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Bert

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Jun 26, 2023

Love it!”

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

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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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  • Decor,Decor

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Beau

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May 29, 2023

Another GREAT Sculpture”

My VERY favorite alebrije artists..and yet another great different one. Still waiing for a coatimundi!

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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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