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Handmade Hummingbird Wood Alebrije Sculpture, "Brilliant Hummingbird"

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This wonderful hummingbird alebrije is the original creation of Mexican artisan... more

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This wonderful hummingbird alebrije is the original creation of Mexican artisan Teresita Gonzalez. The impressive bird is carved from copal wood and carefully painted in a rainbow of colors. The myriad wings give the sculpture an impression of movement. Small parts are separated for shipping to protect from breakage.

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 "alebrije! alebrije!". Upon his recovery, Linares began recreating the fantastical creatures he had seen in his dream. The art form gained popularity, and alebrijes are now made of wood as well as papier mache.

  • 60 grams
  • 0.1 lbs
  • 20 cm H x 21 cm W x 14 cm D
  • 7.75" H x 8.25" W x 5.5" 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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  • Premium Gift Wrap? No

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Henry

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10/10/2021

"Love it. Very nice workmanship."

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Slightly disappointed that a couple of the feathers do not fit snug in place and tend to fall out. I don t want to glue them in so do you have any advice on how to secure the feathers?

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Therese

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10/05/2021

"Beautiful"

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The crafting of the bird is well done. The colors outstanding.

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Patricia

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08/26/2021

"So Beautiful"

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This is such a beautiful piece of artwork! I am so happy with my choice. Teresita does very beautiful work. I will buy again from her

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Helen

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07/30/2021

"Beautiful hummingbird!"

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Birthday gift for my daughter-in-law who is an artist. She loves the hummingbird with all its intricate details and beautiful colors!

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Margaret

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07/01/2021

"Beautiful Flying Hummingbird sculpture"

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I love the colors of this item. They are bright and cheerful. The item came in a timely fashion and was very well packaged. I had a little trouble getting one on the wings to stay in place after inserting it but after giving it a little twist it has stayed where it belongs ever since. i would definitely buy this again.

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colorful cute whimsical pretty

Best Uses

  • Best used as a decorative object in an area where it can hang freely

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From New Mexico

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01/11/2022

"Awesomely Beautiful"

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Awesomely Beautiful This cross radiates color. The painting is precise and perfectly placed. Radiant Faith is a perfect name for this piece of art. It speaks to my heart.

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Carol

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01/09/2022

"Cherish this"

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Art on the howling wolf is beautiful

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Debra

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01/08/2022

"Stunning"

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Purchased as a gift for a bird lover. She loved it

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Psychedelic Hummingbird, Artisan Crafted Wood Alebrije of Hummingbird

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Gift Occasion:
  • This was a gift for: Friend
  • Occasion: 'just because'

Monte

From Bloomington, Indiana

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12/22/2021

"Amazing Piece"

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When looking at alebrije figures on the Novica website, I was drawn to this piece because of the uniqueness of it having a human face. Upon arrival I was impressed with the detail and design. The carving is beautiful and the pictures do not do it justice. The detail in the painted design on the body of the ram is gorgeous. The face gives it such a unique character. Such a beautiful piece and I feel lucky to have found it. Teresita Gonzalez is an amazing artists! I have already ordered a second piece from her.

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Gail

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11/30/2021

"A lovely Christmas gift!"

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Beautifully painted with extraordinary detail and precision, this dynamic Pegasus was a gift to a mother whose painting was interrupted by child-bearing and rearing with hopes that she will eventually be inspired to resume her work.

Best Uses

  • Decorative folk art

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

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From California

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09/28/2021

"Beautiful piece from Teresita."

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Teresitas art works are becoming less available. I wanted to add to my collection since her art pieces are incredible.

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Psychedelic Hummingbird, Artisan Crafted Wood Alebrije of Hummingbird

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Overcoming Cancer

Overcoming Cancer

When Teresita was diagnosed with cancer shortly after she gave birth to her first child, doctors told her that her chances of survival were slim, but against all odds Teresita beat and eliminated the cancer that had grown in her. Although her medical treatments were essential to treating her cancer directly, Teresita attributes her recovery to laughter, positivity, and her ability to create art pieces every day. Each of the products that Teresita has made has uniquely given her a piece of strength to carry forward and live life to its absolute fullest. Teresita is known amongst her colleagues as a positive light and is a tremendous example of strength and virtue to all cancer survivors, mothers, and women worldwide.

Empowering Women

Empowering Women

An artist who creates from the heart, Teresita has turned a dangerous illness into a source of strength and positivity. After the birth of her first child, Teresita was diagnosed with cancer. "My medical treatments aided in my recovery, but I believe that laughter and her ability to make art have helped me to survive," she says. "I try to infuse each piece with my love of life, a positive attitude, and the appreciation I feel for the time I've been given." She is an inspiration to all cancer survivors, mothers, and women worldwide.

Preserving Traditions

Preserving Traditions

Teresita has continued to preserve her unique technique and pass down her alebrije traditions to the youth in her workshop and use culturally significant materials.

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