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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... more

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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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35

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04/01/2021

"Awesome Turtle"

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Beautiful colors - Highly detailed - A Work of Art - Very Satisfied !!!

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03/12/2021

"armadillo wood sculpture"

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Exquisite and wonderful. I was excited and so pleased to receive such a treasure.

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  • gift, home decoration for any room

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02/20/2021

"Sweet puppies"

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These are such sweet, well carved little dogs, and I love the choice of colors.

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Sweet Puppies, Painted Wood Alebrije Dog Ornaments (Set of 5) from Mexico

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02/18/2021

"An Armadillo"

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This is beautifully made. It is a piece of art that has a center spot in my living room. The colors and design are wonderful! One of my favorites now!! Thank you so much!!

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02/16/2021

"Makes me happy!"

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After a recent trip to Mexico, I became enchanted with alebrijes, and am now am acquiring a collection of my own. Each one is unique, and I smile every time I look at them. This item is one of the first that I bought, and it is simply outstanding. it is one of my favorites.

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  • Display

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02/01/2021

"Detailed, finely made"

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I do appreciate these artists who create the Oaxacan detail techniques of painting and carving. This is a great example of how that is done. I will look forward to collecting more from these artisans!

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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.

Roxana has been awarded 2nd place in the 2018 State Wood Carvings Contest as well as the 2015 Grand Master Award for the best Artisan Heritage piece of Mexico.

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

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

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

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

 
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