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Wood alebrije figurine, 'Nocturnal Cat' - Hand-Painted Wood Alebrije Cat Figurine from Mexico

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Hand-Painted Wood Alebrije Cat Figurine from Mexico, "Nocturnal Cat"

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Taking a walk, a nocturnal little cat brings the magnificence of Mexican folk art to your home. Zeny and Reyna hand-carve this alebrije figurine of copal wood, hand-painting the black cat with vibrantly colored intricate motifs. 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.

  • 74 grams
  • 0.2 lbs
  • 11.2 cm H x 18.5 cm W x 4.7 cm D
  • 4.4" H x 7.25" W x 1.9" 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
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  • Free Gift Wrap? Yes
  • Premium Gift Wrap? Yes

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MaryJo

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02/14/2022

"My favorite little cat statue ever! =^..^="

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The intricate painting and wonderful colors on this cat are just precious and I have to say his expression is so cute that I just cant believe it! The workmanship is just so fine!! It looks just like the photo! Amazing, beautiful design and color placement makes this my favorite piece of painted statuary ever! =^..^= Thanks! (-;

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Ida

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07/16/2021

"another cat to love."

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My Nocturnal Cat is beautiful and quiet and does not require feeding.

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Beth

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05/20/2022

"Vivid and fun"

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I ordered this as a gift for my Mom, and she loves it! The colors are stunning and the cats expression is adorable. I will certainly buy from these artisans again! Their work is gorgeous.

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Gift Occasion:
  • This was a gift for: Mother
  • Occasion: birthday

Lynn

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05/15/2022

"A delightful addition!"

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This hummingbird sculpture is so well done- beautifully carved and painted. I love the interpretation of flight. It is unique and this little guy adds much joy and whimsy to my space!

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From Denver, Colorado, USA

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05/10/2022

"Amazing piece"

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I have bought it To save it for a gift for one of my grandchildren. I actually have bought three and will continue purchasing more because they are amazing

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  • This was a gift for: Granddaughter
  • Occasion: birthday

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From Sweden

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05/09/2022

"Cute Porcupine"

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Its more beautiful than on the photo.

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Preserving Traditions

Preserving Traditions

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

Microcredit Financing

Microcredit Financing

Zeny and Reyna has received 2 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $1200 and the most recent for $2500.

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