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Handcrafted Copal Wood Alebrije Coyote Figurine, "Coyote Charm"

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Artisans Jesus and Roxana Hernandez of Mexico handcraft this charming coyote... more

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Artisans Jesus and Roxana Hernandez of Mexico handcraft this charming coyote alebrije figurine. Painted in colorful shades such as cerulean and light olive, the copal wood coyote takes a howling pose. 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.

  • 80 grams
  • 0.2 lbs
  • 14 cm H x 4 cm W x 13 cm D
  • 5.5" H x 1.6" W x 5" D

  • 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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Reviews by Customers

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29

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01/13/2021

"Very cute"

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Very detailed, great expression

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Nocturnal Mystery, Handmade Owl with Ear Tufts Alebrije Figurine from Mexico

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01/06/2021

"super-cute, neatly detailed"

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exactly as pictured: pleased to see that each is painted with great accuracy by the artist, even though they probably turned out a lot of them during the holiday season.

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10/09/2020

"Excellent and adorable!"

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These little guys are beautiful and although I bought them for myself, I will probably buy more to give as gifts. They are so bright, colorful and cheerful. I really like how small they are, They will be wonderful additions to my Christmas tree!

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09/27/2020

"These were a big hit!"

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All of my family loved these little Christmas gifts.

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05/11/2020

"great ornaments"

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I really love these. They are so cute. Im really impressed by the careful painting.

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01/31/2020

"Great gift!"

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Wonderfully whimsical ..a great Christmas present for a family with a new puppy under the Christmas tree!

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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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