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Handmade Alebrije Axolotl, "Alert Axolotl"

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The charismatic salamander known as the axolotl is beautifully captured in the form of an alebrije by Mexican artisan Marina Lozano. The artisan works in papier mache to create the sculpture, which is carefully painted by hand in brilliant colors.

The folk art tradition of alebrijes dates back to the 1930's in Mexico City. A man named Pedro Linares was taken ill, and in his fevered dreams he saw a strange land populated with curious creatures--a donkey with wings, a rooster with bull's horns, and a lion with the head of a dog. The beasts all ran at him, shouting the nonsense word, "alebrije! alebrije!". Upon his recovery, Linares began recreating the fantastical creatures he had seen in his dream in papier mache. The art form gained popularity, and alebrijes are now made of wood as well as papier mache. The same style of painting can also be found on other (non-animal) items.

  • 40 grams
  • 1.41 oz
  • 6 cm H x 16 cm W x 16 cm D
  • 2.4" H x 6.25" W x 6.25" D

  • Papier mache
  • 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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  • Premium Gift Wrap? No

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5

Terri

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05/04/2022

"Magic"

I truly love this magical axolotl creature. And that it stays true to the papier mache alebrije. This is my second sculpture from Mariana.

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Alert Axolotl, Handmade Alebrije Axolotl

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Terri

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01/25/2022

"Unique Beauty"

I truly love this unique alebrije. It is fun and fanciful and just makes me smile.

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Roger

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10/17/2021

"A wonderful addition to Dia de Los muertos"

This piece is emblematic of the Mexican celebration

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Dancing Catrina, Papier Mache Catrina Sculpture in Floral Gown

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Mary

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10/09/2021

"Amazing paper mache Sculpture"

This lovely and adorable Catrina is so finely made and decorated. The attention to detail and the personality of the figure is so endearing! I am in love with her.

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Judy

From OH

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01/09/2021

"Every one loves my 2020 Frog! So creative"

Thank you, Marina. This little frog is absolutely ADORABLE! A must have treasure. This was the perfect Christmas present for me -- from my cats (they buy such wonderful things for me). Right now, my frog is standing proudly on the mantle -- but will eventually hang from the ceiling in my office so I can see him more. I assure you, you will not be disappointed if you buy this for yourself -- or for a friend who just needs to smile.

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