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Hummingbird and Barrel Cactus Wood Sculpture From Oaxaca, "Hummingbird Visits a Cactus"

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Pablo and Lucy Mendez of San Martin Tilcajete are a husband-and-wife team... more

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Pablo and Lucy Mendez of San Martin Tilcajete are a husband-and-wife team dedicated to carving the local copal wood (Bursera copallifera) into the capricious figures this town in the Mexican state of Oaxaca is famous for. This sculpture is alebrije-inspired, depicting a hummingbird flying to a barrel cactus to drink its nectar. Both hummingbirds and barrel cacti are common here.

  • 0.12 kgs
  • 0.3 lbs
  • 11 cm H x 15 cm W x 25 cm D
  • 4.3" H x 6" W x 9.75" 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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41

Eric

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12/07/2021

"Wonderful Sculpture"

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Nicely crafted and beautifully painted. Love it.

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Green Good Luck Cricket, Wood Alebrije Cricket Sculpture in Green from Mexico

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Linda

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10/06/2021

"Adorable Kitty"

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I bought this for my sister as a surprise gift and she absolutely loved it! She said that it reminded her of the Cheshire Cat in Alice in Wonderland.

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Curiosity Cousin in Brown, Handcrafted Brown Wood Alebrije Playful Cat Figurine

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WILLIAM

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08/21/2021

"Frog is cheery friend"

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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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Pat

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08/15/2021

"Reminds me of my kitty"

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This beautiful and expressive sculpture reminds me of my tortoise shell kitty with the same coloring in her coat. I especially love the turned head and upraised tail.

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Fiery Cat, Wood Alebrije Cat Figurine in Orange from Mexico

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Michael

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07/15/2021

"Thoroughly Enjoyed"

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By my granddaughter.

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Fiery Cat, Wood Alebrije Cat Figurine in Orange from Mexico

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

Dralene

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07/12/2021

"Love my lucky dragonfly!"

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I have purchased two of these now - the artwork and carvings are amazingly beautiful, such detail. I have one and I gave my sister-in-law one (who has cancer) one - she loves dragonflies and it really brightened her days. Thank you so much - they are making us smile everyday!

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Sweet Freedom in Green, Handcrafted Green Copal Wood Dragonfly Sculpture.from Mexico

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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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