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

Painted by hand with geometric patterns and swirls in a variety of colors, five... more

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Painted by hand with geometric patterns and swirls in a variety of colors, five crosses add a touch of reverence to the Christmas tree. Claudio Ojeda works in the Mexican tradition of alebrije handicrafts to create these ornaments, which are crafted from copal wood.

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.

  • 35 grams
  • 1.23 oz
  • Each (5): 8 cm H x 5.4 cm W x 0.9 cm D
  • Each (5): 3.1" H x 2.1" W x 0.4" 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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