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Handmade Green Parrot Alebrije Sculpture from Mexico, "Perky Green Parrot"

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A perky green parrot alights on a tree branch. With wings spread, it flaunts... more

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A perky green parrot alights on a tree branch. With wings spread, it flaunts flirty feathers in bright primary colors. Pablo and Lucy Mendez carry on the traditional alebrije folk art they learned from their own parents to craft the beautiful bird.

Oaxaca's alebrije tradition derives from the art of Pedro Linares (1906-1992), a Mexico City papier mache artist. While in a coma during a serious illness, he found himself in a dream forest with fanciful creatures made with body parts from different animals. They cried, "Alebrije! Alebrije!" When he awakened, Linares crafted the figures in papier mache and his influence reached to Oaxaca, where they are carved from copal wood.

Because each sculpture is an individually created work of folk art, shapes are dictated by the wood branch and may vary slightly. The feathers and tree trunk are disassembled to protect them during shipping.

  • 0.12 kgs
  • 0.3 lbs
  • 32 cm H x 33 cm W x 19 cm D
  • 12.5" H x 13" W x 7.5" D

  • Copal wood
  • Some assembly required
  • Signed by the artist
  • 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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04/06/2021

"A great addition to my collection"

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Absolutely stunning! Exquisite craftsmanship and attention to detail.

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Yellow Good Luck Cricket, Wood Alebrije Cricket Sculpture in Yellow from Mexico

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04/06/2021

"Beautiful!"

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Absolutely stunning! Exquisite craftsmanship and attention to detail.

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03/29/2021

"Vibrant fantastical cat!"

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Beautifully crafted little cat. Colors just as vibrant as on my screen, Wrapped very securely in sustainable packaging. Thank you so much!

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Turquoise Cat, Modern Turquoise Cat Alebrije Sculpture

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03/20/2021

"Better than I imagined!"

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The colors are vibrant and its extremely well crafted. It made a wonderful gift!

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10/31/2020

"Aluen"

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Love alk the folj art

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Energetic Martian, Wood Alebrije Sculpture of a Colorful Alien from Mexico

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10/22/2020

"Stunning"

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The colors and details are perfect!

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Your Purchase Makes a Difference!

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.

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

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

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

Pablo won 2nd Place in the Carved Wood Contest in the Mexican state of Oaxaca.

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

Lucy financially supports their two children.

 
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