icon handOver $111 million sent to artisans so far!

Similar Items

Product ID: 370651

Hand-Painted Wood Alebrije Axolotl Ornaments (Set of 5), "Colorful Axolotl"

byClaudio Ojeda: icon star icon star icon star icon star icon star (51)
With this set of five ornaments, Claudio Ojeda pays homage to the Mexican... more

Coming Back!

This item is available for backorder and will ship within 2 to 8 weeks. Read more

Pre-Order Now!

This item is available for pre-order and will ship within 2 to 8 weeks. Read more

Details

With this set of five ornaments, Claudio Ojeda pays homage to the Mexican salamander known as the axolotl. Crafted from copal wood in the style of alebrije sculptures, each axolotl fans its gills, showcasing a vibrant hand-painted design.

It is said that Oaxaca's alebrije tradition descends directly from Mexico City artisan Pedro Linares (1906-1992). When he was 30, he became seriously ill and fell into a sort of coma. While he was unconscious, he had a most fantastic dream. He was caught between the land of the living and the dead; the place looked like a forest and was populated with creatures with body parts belonging to different animals. The beings repeatedly uttered the word alebrije, and when Linares woke up, he recreated these figures in vivid colors using papier mache techniques and called them alebrijes . His work became famous and eventually influenced artisans in the state of Oaxaca who decided to craft alebrijes using traditional wood carving methods and according to that region's world vision.

  • 25 grams
  • 0.88 oz
  • Each: 3.1 cm H x 3.8 cm W x 8.3 cm D
  • Each: 1.2" H x 1.5" W x 3.3" D

  • Copal wood, stainless steel
  • 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
Gift Info
  • Free Gift Wrap? Yes
  • Premium Gift Wrap? Yes

Customer Reviews

Purchased this? Leave your review.

Artist rating

icon star icon star icon star icon star icon star

Total reviews

51

Verified Reviewer

04/28/2021

"This cutie squad will rock your world"

icon star icon star icon star icon star icon star

It s a whole gang of cute lil dudes. What else do you need to know?

Best Uses

  • Being cute n stuff

Purchased Item:

Colorful Axolotl, Hand-Painted Wood Alebrije Axolotl Ornaments (Set of 5)

Was This Review Helpful?

icon likeYes (0) No (0)

Verified Reviewer

12/11/2020

"AWESOME"

icon star icon star icon star icon star icon star

These were so spectacular, I ordered a second set.

Best Uses

  • Ornament

Purchased Item:

Colorful Axolotl, Hand-Painted Wood Alebrije Axolotl Ornaments (Set of 5)

Was This Review Helpful?

icon likeYes (0) No (0)

Verified Reviewer

12/28/2019

"Lovely ornaments"

icon star icon star icon star icon star icon star

Just as I expected every single ornament is beautifully handcrafted and painted, full of little details, every piece is unique in design. The package was beautifully wrapped and was coming with personalized postcard from Mexico. Arrived ahead of time. I enjoyed even opening the present.

Purchased Item:

Colorful Axolotl, Hand-Painted Wood Alebrije Axolotl Ornaments (Set of 5)

Was This Review Helpful?

icon likeYes (0) No (0)

From OH

Verified Reviewer

02/04/2021

"Amazing details - Such artistry!"

icon star icon star icon star icon star icon star

Thank you Claudio! I was delighted to get this wonderful little bull -- which I am turning into a Holiday ornament for my tree. He is such a colorful little fellow and so beautifully painted. I have purchased many sets of ornaments from Claudio - to share with friends... so am very happy to have one very unique ornament just for me.

Was This Review Helpful?

icon likeYes (0) No (0)

From OH

Verified Reviewer

01/09/2021

"Fun gifts for Year of the Mouse (Rat)"

icon star icon star icon star icon star icon star

Claudio Ojedas ornaments are always amazing... Such artistic detail.. I have purchased many of Claudios ornaments to give to friends as gifts... I keep one for myself, of course. Looking forward to see what new ones he creates.

Was This Review Helpful?

icon likeYes (0) No (0)

From Poolesville, MD

Verified Reviewer

01/01/2021

"Fantastic craftsmanship."

icon star icon star icon star icon star icon star

I bought these for my son to commemorate his first night on a visit to Mexico when he had to remove a scorpion from the closet. They are whimsical and beautiful!

Purchased Item:

Colorful Scorpions, Five Hand-Painted Scorpion Alebrije Ornaments from Mexico

Was This Review Helpful?

icon likeYes (0) No (0)

Your Purchase Makes a Difference!

This artist has dramatically improved their livelihood by working with NOVICA.

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

This artist striving to supporting their own or their family's basic needs and improve their livelihood.

Every purchase from this artist has a profound impact on their livelihood and income.

 
icon up
BACK TO TOP

Your NOVICA Packages are Safe and Secure!

NOVICA's response to COVID 19

Every NOVICA item comes with our universal guarantee

Certified clean packing environment

Quality tested and verified by our region teams

Fair trade and 100% happiness guaranteed