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Handcrafted Mexican Folk Art Alebrije Sculpture, "Oaxaca Snail"

Adorned with cheerful artistry, this purple and pink snail makes its way from... more

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Adorned with cheerful artistry, this purple and pink snail makes its way from the magical lands of Oaxaca. "The snail symbolizes life that starts and ends in a spiral," believe Zeny and Reyna. After carving the copal wood alebrije, they use the tip of a maguey leaf to paint the florid patterns.

Small parts are separated for shipping to protect from breakage.

  • 0.11 kgs
  • 0.2 lbs
  • 14.5 cm H x 15 cm W x 18.3 cm D
  • 5.75" H x 6" W x 7.25" D

  • Copal wood
  • 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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K. O.

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06/18/2016

"Cute Little Snail!"

I love this brightly colored cheerful looking snail. It is like no other in my collection. I have had several of my guest comment on how cute it is.

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  • Put it anywhere that you want to to bring a little cheerfulness

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Lance

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11/07/2022

"Great detail and work for the price"

Nice product, gift wrapped and easy for gift.

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

Raymond

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09/23/2018

"this is a display iteem"

very well done

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Susan

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06/02/2018

"Beautiful Artwork!"

This piece is lovely. The design is very detailed, and the colors are vibrant, just as shown in the photograph. Very impressed by the artists talent!!

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Kathy

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01/12/2024

"love alebrije!"

adorable little dragon with excellent, beautifully executed painting

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Dramatic Dragon, Fuchsia Alebrije Dragon with Multicolor Hand Painted Motifs

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Deb

From Michigan

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11/05/2023

"Tiny little gem!"

This tiny little guy is so cute I felt he needed a buddy, so I ordered another in a different color! Such amazing detail work - thank-you!

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