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Hand-Painted Wood Alebrije Rabbit Sculpture from Mexico, "Big-Eared Rabbit"

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Working in the traditional style of alebrije sculptures, Mexican artisan... more

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Working in the traditional style of alebrije sculptures, Mexican artisan Teresita Gonzalez hand-carves this big-eared rabbit of copal wood. She diligently paints the charming rabbit by hand, featuring a multicolored design with floral and plant motifs.

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.

  • 36 grams
  • 1.27 oz
  • 19.1 cm H x 8.4 cm W x 4.2 cm D
  • 7.5" H x 3.3" W x 1.7" 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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Victoria

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05/05/2021

"Vivid colors!"

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I absolutely love this colorful rabbit. It is beautifully carved by the artist. I have it prominently displayed in our family room where it is admired. I would highly recommend this carving to others.

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Big-Eared Rabbit, Hand-Painted Wood Alebrije Rabbit Sculpture from Mexico

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Beverly

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01/13/2021

"Love these"

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Beautiful pieces.

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  • Decor

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Gail

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11/30/2021

"A lovely Christmas gift!"

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Beautifully painted with extraordinary detail and precision, this dynamic Pegasus was a gift to a mother whose painting was interrupted by child-bearing and rearing with hopes that she will eventually be inspired to resume her work.

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  • Decorative folk art

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Gift Occasion:
  • This was a gift for: Neice
  • Occasion: Christmas

Henry

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10/10/2021

"Love it. Very nice workmanship."

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Slightly disappointed that a couple of the feathers do not fit snug in place and tend to fall out. I don t want to glue them in so do you have any advice on how to secure the feathers?

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Brilliant Hummingbird, Handmade Hummingbird Wood Alebrije Sculpture

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Therese

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10/05/2021

"Beautiful"

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The crafting of the bird is well done. The colors outstanding.

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Brilliant Hummingbird, Handmade Hummingbird Wood Alebrije Sculpture

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From California

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09/28/2021

"Beautiful piece from Teresita."

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Teresitas art works are becoming less available. I wanted to add to my collection since her art pieces are incredible.

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Overcoming Cancer

Overcoming Cancer

When Teresita was diagnosed with cancer shortly after she gave birth to her first child, doctors told her that her chances of survival were slim, but against all odds Teresita beat and eliminated the cancer that had grown in her. Although her medical treatments were essential to treating her cancer directly, Teresita attributes her recovery to laughter, positivity, and her ability to create art pieces every day. Each of the products that Teresita has made has uniquely given her a piece of strength to carry forward and live life to its absolute fullest. Teresita is known amongst her colleagues as a positive light and is a tremendous example of strength and virtue to all cancer survivors, mothers, and women worldwide.

Empowering Women

Empowering Women

An artist who creates from the heart, Teresita has turned a dangerous illness into a source of strength and positivity. After the birth of her first child, Teresita was diagnosed with cancer. "My medical treatments aided in my recovery, but I believe that laughter and her ability to make art have helped me to survive," she says. "I try to infuse each piece with my love of life, a positive attitude, and the appreciation I feel for the time I've been given." She is an inspiration to all cancer survivors, mothers, and women worldwide.

Preserving Traditions

Preserving Traditions

Teresita has continued to preserve her unique technique and pass down her alebrije traditions to the youth in her workshop and use culturally significant materials.

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