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Product ID: 218229

Mexican Alebrije Cat Sculpture, "Blue Cat Greeting"

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Wearing bright red lipstick, a whimsical blue cat lifts her tail in greeting.... more

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Wearing bright red lipstick, a whimsical blue cat lifts her tail in greeting. Zeny and Reyna transform found pieces of copal wood into a delightful alebrije. These fanciful sculptures are a traditional folk art in Oaxaca, once based on twenty totems but today representing all kinds of animals. They take their name from a Calo gypsy word for "something difficult, tangled, confusing or fantastic."

Because each alebrije is individually created work of folk art, shapes will vary slightly.

  • 0.10 kgs
  • 0.2 lbs
  • 17 cm H x 5 cm W x 11.5 cm D
  • 6.75" H x 2" W x 4.5" D

  • Copal wood
  • Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
  • Made in Mexico.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in Mexicoicon info
Gift Info
  • Free Gift Wrap? Yes
  • Premium Gift Wrap? Yes

Reviews by Customers

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163

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03/17/2018

"Another amazing work by Zeny and Reyna"

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This little cat is just adorable! Right now she is keeping a friend of mine company (a temporary adoption). The details are amazing. I check frequently to see what is new from Zeny and Reyna.

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07/30/2018

"This is now a cherished heirloom!"

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stunning so beautifully painted and so delicate I absolutely adore it and it has a place of honor with my collection I would recommend this to anyone it truly is amazing the detail has to be seen to be believed the pictures dont do it justice its so beautiful!

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02/23/2019

"Beautiful blue wooden cat"

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I love the cat it?s a gift for someone who loves cats . It?s very unique and was wrapped beautifully. Thank you it?s perfect

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09/28/2020

"I love Alebrije art"

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This artist does spectacular work. Very detailed and very colorful. I love it.

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09/14/2020

"Colorful and dynamic"

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I love this colorful and extraordinarily dynamic dragon (my husband put a Lego firefighter next to it, though, just in case...) Assembly of pieces is easy and they were all carefully packed.

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09/13/2020

"Part of my folk art collection and a favorite."

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Great stylism.

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Your Purchase Makes a Difference!

This artist uses traditional techniques handed down through the generations and/or creates culturally significant items, helping keep these traditions alive.

Zeny and Reyna has received 2 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $1200 and the most recent for $2500.

This artist supports children under the age of 18.

 
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