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Hand-Painted Wood Alebrije Fish Figurine from Mexico, "Glittering Fish"

Glittering with silver tones and vibrant, multicolored designs, an elaborate... more

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Glittering with silver tones and vibrant, multicolored designs, an elaborate fish makes a mystical addition to your home decor with this figurine from Mexico. Pablo and Lucy Mendez, who carry on the tradition of alebrije folk art, work together to create the fish. They carve this figurine of copal wood and paint it by hand.

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.

  • 42 grams
  • 1.48 oz
  • 7.9 cm H x 10.9 cm W x 9 cm D
  • 3.1" H x 4.3" W x 3.5" D

  • Copal wood
  • 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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  • Premium Gift Wrap? Yes

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From Denver, Colorado, USA

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05/10/2022

"Precioso"

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I will Go back to my grandson for a special occasions when he wins something, it is just a darling beautiful piece

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  • This was a gift for: Grandson
  • Occasion: Winning first place

Cynthia

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05/09/2022

"Cheirish heirloom"

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Love this little guy. The detailing is tremendous. It is in my living room curio cabinet up front and center.

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Fiery Cat, Wood Alebrije Cat Figurine in Orange from Mexico

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Ellen

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05/05/2022

"so happy to add this colorful kitty to my cat collection."

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Has a good heavy feel to it; detailed carvings and paint. It is bright and cheerful. Arrived unbelievably well-packaged!! Love it

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Fiery Cat, Wood Alebrije Cat Figurine in Orange from Mexico

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Anna

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03/21/2022

"I bought this one for me"

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After buying a Golden Cricket for my sister, it was so elegant I had to have one for myself. Part of my Alebrije collection .

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Lisa

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03/18/2022

"Mother-in-law loves cats"

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This was a surprise gift for my mother-in-law. She loves it.

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Fiery Cat, Wood Alebrije Cat Figurine in Orange from Mexico

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  • This was a gift for: Mother-in-law
  • Occasion: Just because

Jill

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02/15/2022

"For my son-in-law"

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He has a collection .. and this is a perfect addition for his birthday.

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Energetic Martian, Wood Alebrije Sculpture of a Colorful Alien from Mexico

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Profound Impact

Profound Impact

Pablo’s profits from the alebrij sculptures he creates for NOVICA allow him to create and financially support a healthy life for his wife and two children.

Job Creator

Job Creator

This artist positively impacts their community through job creation and provides jobs for 2 or more people.

Empowering Women

Empowering Women

The Women's Empowerment badge is awarded to female artisans or artisan groups that are led by women.

Enabling Education

Enabling Education

Lucy's income allows her to provide a necessary basic education to their children in their home.

Moving On Up

Moving On Up

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

Caring for Children

Caring for Children

Lucy financially supports their two children.

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