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Handcrafted Copal Wood Alebrije Bird Ornament, "Hummingbird Song"

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Artisans Jesus and Roxana Hernandez of Mexico hand-paint this charming... more

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Artisans Jesus and Roxana Hernandez of Mexico hand-paint this charming hummingbird alebrije ornament sky blue with red details on the tail and multicolor designs on the body. Hanging from a yellow ribbon, the bird is crafted from copal wood. Small parts are separated for shipping to protect from breakage.

The alebrije tradition started with Mexico City papier mache artisan Pedro Linares (1906-1992). When he was 30, he fell into a coma due to serious illness. While he was unconscious, he dreamed 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. Upon recovering, Linares recreated these figures in bright colors using papier mache techniques and called them alebrijes. His work became famous and was one of the main influences of artisans in the state of Oaxaca who began crafting alebrijes of their own using traditional wood carving methods.

  • 20 grams
  • 0.71 oz
  • Each: 8 cm H x 15 cm W x 10.5 cm D
  • Each: 3.1" H x 6" W x 4.1" D
  • Ribbon length: 11 cm L
  • Ribbon length: 4.3" L

  • Copal wood
  • Some assembly required
  • 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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35

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07/31/2018

"So sweet!"

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Absolutely love this sweet little hummingbird! Since we have so many in our yard & on our feeders I thought this would be a nice addition to our indoor decor & I was right. It?s perfect!

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  • Decor

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Hummingbird Song, Handcrafted Copal Wood Alebrije Bird Ornament

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04/01/2021

"Awesome Turtle"

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Beautiful colors - Highly detailed - A Work of Art - Very Satisfied !!!

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03/12/2021

"armadillo wood sculpture"

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Exquisite and wonderful. I was excited and so pleased to receive such a treasure.

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  • gift, home decoration for any room

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02/20/2021

"Sweet puppies"

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These are such sweet, well carved little dogs, and I love the choice of colors.

Purchased Item:

Sweet Puppies, Painted Wood Alebrije Dog Ornaments (Set of 5) from Mexico

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02/18/2021

"An Armadillo"

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This is beautifully made. It is a piece of art that has a center spot in my living room. The colors and design are wonderful! One of my favorites now!! Thank you so much!!

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02/16/2021

"Makes me happy!"

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After a recent trip to Mexico, I became enchanted with alebrijes, and am now am acquiring a collection of my own. Each one is unique, and I smile every time I look at them. This item is one of the first that I bought, and it is simply outstanding. it is one of my favorites.

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Your Purchase Makes a Difference!

Roxana has flourished by continuing to use traditional techniques in her alebrije art and continues to pass down her craft to her grandchildren, as her elders had passed down to her.

Roxana has been awarded 2nd place in the 2018 State Wood Carvings Contest as well as the 2015 Grand Master Award for the best Artisan Heritage piece of Mexico.

They financially support all four of their children through school so that they may have better opportunities in their future careers.

Roxana has been able to build her workshop over the years and now gives work to other artisans in her community.

Jesus and Roxana are both incredibly dedicated parents and financially support their four children together.

This artist shows a lot of talent or potential and is in their late teens or twenties.

 
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