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Handmade Floral Bird-Themed Copal Wood Bookmark from Mexico, "Reading Hummingbird"

A gentle hummingbird nudges the reader's attention toward the next page until... more

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A gentle hummingbird nudges the reader's attention toward the next page until it's time for a break; the perfect time to use this bookmark. Inspired by artist Pedro Linares' alebrije style, husband and wife team Pablo and Lucy Mendez hand-carve and paint this hummingbird-themed bookmark using traditional copal wood, native to their region of Mexico. For generations, the Mendez family has been transforming bare wood into imaginative representations of an animal-led utopia. Even after years of producing crafts in this style, Pablo and Lucy continue to marvel at the metamorphosis of conceptual designs into something they can see and feel.

  • 7 grams
  • 0.25 oz
  • 20 cm H x 2.5 cm W x 0.2 cm D
  • 7.75" H x 1" W x 0.1" D

  • Copal wood
  • 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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Ellen

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01/16/2024

"Absolutely perfect addition to my lighted branch tree"

I bought a lighted bare branch tree from a major retailer this Christmas. This beautiful ornament hangs perfectly and can be seen all the way around. It is such a colorful addition to this new tree. I hope to buy more next holiday season.

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Catherine

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12/19/2023

"Great Cricket!"

So well crafted and very cute. Great addition to my cricket collection. The painting is excellent and very detailed .

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dufzor

From Maine

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11/12/2023

"Adorable!"

Recommend!

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Joshua

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11/11/2023

"Wood alebrije sculpture"

Very nice wood sculpture. Carved intricately with, passion no doubt. Much respect to the artisans. That and to their craft etc.

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Deb

From Michigan

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11/05/2023

"Piece of art!"

I have several of these bookmarks on hand to give as gifts along with books for the young people in my life. Beautiful little pieces of art, they are sturdy, and also bright enough not to be misplaced. A couple also reside in my art room, peeking brightly out of a glass jar. Highly recommend!

Best Uses

  • Cheerful, unique gift for young bookworms!

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robin

From Tennessee

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09/03/2023

"Bookmark with jazz"

Love this and it works well as a bookmark. Great item.

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Pablo’s profits from the alebrij sculptures he creates for NOVICA allow him to create and financially support a healthy life for his wife and two children.

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Job Creator

This artist positively impacts their community through job creation and provides jobs for 2 or more people.

Empowering Women

Empowering Women

The Women's Empowerment badge is awarded to female artisans or artisan groups that are led by women.

Enabling Education

Enabling Education

Lucy's income allows her to provide a necessary basic education to their children in their home.

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Moving On Up

This artist has dramatically improved their livelihood by working with NOVICA.

Caring for Children

Caring for Children

Lucy financially supports their two children.

 
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