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Hummingbird Alebrije Home Accent Hand Crafted in Oaxaca, "Vibrant Hummingbird"

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With discipline and long practice, artisans Jesus and Roxana Hernandez have mastered the unique folk art form known as alebrijes. Here they craft a magnificent hummingbird from copal wood and paint it in brilliant shades of lime green, fuchsia, red, and orange. Each feather and wing is meticulously detailed on this admirable sculpture. Small parts are separated for shipping to protect from breakage.

Alebrijes are a fairly recent Mexican art form, attributed to Pedro Linares. Unconscious due to illness in 1936, he was presumed near death and yet his dreams were extremely vivid. He tells of a place where all was peaceful and quiet until all of a sudden there appeared a lion with an eagle's head, a rooster with bull's horns and a donkey with butterfly wings. They kept screeching "alebrije, alebrije!" and Pedro began running away. He encountered a man who told him it was not yet his time to be there are and he should continue running towards the exit. In this dream Pedro climbed out of a window and regained consciousness.

  • 40 grams
  • 1.41 oz
  • 16 cm H x 21 cm W x 15.5 cm D
  • 6.25" H x 8.25" W x 6" 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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Kaori

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08/14/2023

"Wonderful"

It was a very delicate and wonderful work with detailed details.

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Coyote Delight, Handcrafted Copal Wood Coyote Alebrije Figurine

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Bert

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06/26/2023

"Love it!"

Great looking alebrije with beautiful colors! A++++++++++++++++++++++++

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Little Burro, Hand Painted Burro Alebrije Sculpture from Mexico

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Rose

From Austin, TX, USA

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05/31/2023

"Colors Just Pop!,Colors Just Pop!"

I love goats and this one is perfect! The colors are vibrant and the carving is fantastic. I love it!,I love goats and this one is perfect! The colors are vibrant and the carving is fantastic. I love it!

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  • Decor,Decor

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Beau

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05/29/2023

"EVERY Sculpture is the BEST"

EVERY sculpture from Jesus and Roxana is THE BEST --- have well over a dozen!

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Beau

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05/29/2023

"Another GREAT Sculpture"

My VERY favorite alebrije artists..and yet another great different one. Still waiing for a coatimundi!

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Beau

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05/29/2023

"Armadillo.."

Have at least a dozen sculptures from Jesus and Roxana...even a armadillo! Keep hoping a coatimundi is offered by somebody someday!

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Preserving Traditions

Preserving Traditions

Roxana has flourished by continuing to use traditional techniques in her alebrije art and continues to pass down her craft to her grandchildren, as her elders had passed down to her.

Enabling Education

Enabling Education

They financially support all four of their children through school so that they may have better opportunities in their future careers.

Job Creator

Job Creator

Roxana has been able to build her workshop over the years and now gives work to other artisans in her community.

Caring for Children

Caring for Children

Jesus and Roxana are both incredibly dedicated parents and financially support their four children together.

Young Talent

Young Talent

This artist shows a lot of talent or potential and is in their late teens or twenties.

 
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