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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... more

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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: 6.6 cm H x 3.7 cm W x 3.1 cm D
  • Each: 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
  • Made in Mexico.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in Mexicoicon info
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45

From OH

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10/30/2019

"Wonderful bird ornaments"

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

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From Maryland United States

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11/17/2020

"A new heirloom for our family"

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Upon opening the box I got misty eyed. The ornaments are so beautifully crafted. I try to replicate Mexican Folklore when I paint terra cotta pots. It is very hard and it looks like a 4 year old painted it. For that, I truly appreciate the artistic ability of the artists. I also love the personal notes that are included. I had a rough day and your ornaments brought joy to my heart.

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  • Christmas Tree or window hanging

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From Lanoka Harbor / NJ / USA

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10/27/2020

"Beautiful Ornaments"

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Such a nice addition to our holiday celebration!

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From Maryland, USA

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10/22/2020

"Love these"

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Pretty and unique. Just what I wanted for my family of 5.

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09/18/2020

"Lovely ornaments!"

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Well-made and attention to every detail. I gave them to my daughter for Christmas and she loved them. They look beautiful.

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08/08/2020

"Charming"

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These are one set of many ornaments we will use on a Latin American Christmas tree--novica has so many cool ornaments that will make the tree colorful and unique

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