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Hand-Painted Wood Alebrije Peacock Ornaments (Set of 5), "Colorful Peacocks"

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Working in the Mexican folk art tradition of alebrijes, Claudio Ojeda creates... more

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Working in the Mexican folk art tradition of alebrijes, Claudio Ojeda creates this striking set of five ornaments. Crafted from copal wood, each ornament takes the shape of a peacock, diligently 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 nonsense 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.

  • 32 grams
  • 1.13 oz
  • Each: 6.8 cm H x 3.7 cm W x 3.8 cm D
  • Each: 2.7" H x 1.5" W x 1.5" 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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Susan

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08/30/2021

"Alebrije hearts"

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Incredibly beautiful and happy. Perfect as ornaments— all year- and also perfect as a necklace on a long cord.

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Judy

From OH

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08/29/2021

"We love our Lemur! Everyone needs a Lemur"

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This little fellow makes me smile every time I see him. This is one you really must see in person... the details are even more amazing . I am so glad I talked myself into buying this little treasure. I applied one of my Novica reward codes... Be sure to get on the email list!...and you can have Novica tempt you, too.

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Caroline

From Kew Gardens, NY USA

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08/28/2021

"Well carved for a small alebrije"

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This little elephant fob s well carved and painted well for such a small piece.

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Blue Elephant, Hand Crafted Light Blue Elephant Alebrije Key Fob

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Patricia

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07/28/2021

"Gorgeous"

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Loved these ornaments.

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Colorful Axolotl, Hand-Painted Wood Alebrije Axolotl Ornaments (Set of 5)

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Mary

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07/24/2021

"Excellent quality"

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Beautiful goats. I have purchased three other animal ornaments from Claudio. His craftsmanship is outstanding.

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outstanding

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  • ornament

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Colorful Goats, Five Hand-Painted Goat Alebrije Ornaments from Mexico

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Mary

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07/24/2021

"Great quality"

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This mice are beautiful and so well made. Shipping was fast and they came perfectly wrapped. I love them.

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beautiful

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