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Handmade Pegasus Alebrije Statuette, "Psychedelic Pegasus"

Working in the fabulous folk art form known as alebrijes, Oaxacan artisan... more

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Working in the fabulous folk art form known as alebrijes, Oaxacan artisan Esteban Hernandez creates this unique sculpture. He carves the pegasus from copal wood, which is then carefully painted by hand in minute detail with a rainbow of colors. Removable parts are detached for safe shipping.

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
  • 15.5 cm H x 16.5 cm W x 14 cm D
  • 6" H x 6.5" W x 5.5" D

  • Copal wood
  • 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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