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Handmade Wood Green Frog Alebrije Sculpture from Mexico, "Green Tree Frog"

A realistic tree frog comes to life in hand-carved and painted copal wood. Pablo... more

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A realistic tree frog comes to life in hand-carved and painted copal wood. Pablo and Lucy Mendez carry on the traditional alebrije folk art they learned from their own parents. This charming creature brings a touch of whimsy to any setting.

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.

  • 20 grams
  • 0.71 oz
  • 9.6 cm H x 20 cm W x 10.5 cm D
  • 3.8" H x 7.75" W x 4.1" 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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Julie

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01/30/2022

"I collect these and these are great!"

This was absolutely beautiful. I collect these animals and I love this one because I also collect frog figurines. The colors and shape are great! I highly recommend these fun and well crafted animals!

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Green Tree Frog, Handmade Wood Green Frog Alebrije Sculpture from Mexico

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WILLIAM

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08/21/2021

"Frog is cheery friend"

nicely made but delicate. cleaners broke ours so I am replacing it. Love its whimsical look.

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  • decoration

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Green Tree Frog, Handmade Wood Green Frog Alebrije Sculpture from Mexico

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Roger

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06/21/2022

"A Wonderful Gift to My Sister"

My sisters response about the Curiosity Cousin in Purple I sent to her was a thank you and she said Shes very cute!

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Carol

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06/04/2022

"Very Cute"

The frog received is cute, artwork is good and it goes well with my collection

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Andrea

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06/02/2022

"our good luck cricket is loved and will be in a place of honor for years to come!"

love the quality and craftsmanship our cricket presents from every angle. the signatures of the artists on this piece imprints their beautiful energy for eternity. whenever I look at our cricket it makes me happy!

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Dottie

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05/28/2022

"Intricate hand-painted details adorn every surface."

Delightful! This ladybug is a beloved addition to our growing family collection of Novica items. The website photos do not fully capture the exquisite beauty of extraordinary tiny hand-painted details. Hand carved and painted in rich colors, most surfaces are adorned with hundreds of tiny hand-painted silver dots. The underside is also carved and hand-painted, and includes the artists signatures.

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Ladybug, Copal Wood Alebrije Ladybug Figurine from Mexico

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Gift Occasion:
  • This was a gift for: Wife
  • Occasion: Mother's Day

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

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

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Lucy financially supports their two children.

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