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Hand-Painted Wood Alebrije Bird Ornaments (Set of 5), "Magic Birds"

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Adding a touch of magic to the tree this holiday season, five lovely birds are crafted in the tradition of alebrije handicrafts. Mexican artisan Claudio Ojeda creates these ornaments, carved from copal wood to depict a chicken, a peacock, a parrot, an owl, and a rooster, each one painted by hand with colorful designs.

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.

  • 36 grams
  • 1.27 oz
  • Each (5): 6.6 cm H x 3.7 cm W x 3.1 cm D
  • Each (5): 2.6" H x 1.5" W x 1.2" D

  • Copal wood, stainless steel
  • Signed by the artist
  • Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
  • Free Gift Wrap? Yes
  • Premium Gift Wrap? Yes
  • Made in Mexico.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in Mexico
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"Wonderful bird ornaments"

Thank you Claudio for these amazing little works of art. I will keep some for my Holiday tree and will give some away as gifts. I will be watching for more works by Claudio. I have purchased several different sets of ornaments.

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Wood alebrije ornaments, Magic Birds (set of 5)

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Traditional handcrafted Mexican alebrije figures

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