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Mexican Alebrije Cat Sculpture, "Playful Blue Kitten"

A whimsical blue kitten romps and plays. Zeny and Reyna transform found pieces... more

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A whimsical blue kitten romps and plays. Zeny and Reyna transform found pieces of copal wood into a delightful alebrije cat. 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 an individually created work of folk art, shapes will vary slightly. Small parts are separated for shipping to protect from breakage.

  • 40 grams
  • 1.41 oz
  • 15 cm H x 10.5 cm W x 4 cm D
  • 6" H x 4.1" W x 1.6" D

  • Copal wood
  • 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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  • Premium Gift Wrap? Yes

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Susan

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09/02/2020

"Beautiful and unique kitten sculpture"

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Purchased this for my daughters 22nd birthday for her apartment. She loves it!

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Judy

From OH

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01/22/2018

"Fun, whimsicle kitty! Excellent work."

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Bought this sweet little kitty for my friend. It reminded me of a stray cat that adopted her. Miss Dilly the cat is now coming into her house and has become quite affectionate -- Maybe because of this little Spirit Kitty (smile)? I love the work of Zeny and Reyna. I have several of their pieces and have purchased several as gifts for friends and family.

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Brenda

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09/28/2017

"Very artistic and vibrant colors"

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I love oaxacan and have a decent size collection. This is my second cat and the colors are vibrant and lively. The carving is excellent and it looks wonderful next to Coyote.

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Julia Wood

From Crossville, TN, US

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09/21/2017

"Joyful treasure!"

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This cat is masterfully carved and painted. Mine is even better than pictured and has a mischeivious sweet personality. Prayers that Zeny and Reny and la familia are safe after the quakes and will continue to share their alejibre with the world.

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WILLIAM D.

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08/11/2017

"A great addition to our collection."

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My wife and I are cat fanciers and when I saw this wonderful critter I could not resist it's calling. A wonderful work and example of Mexican art. Very talented artisans and a wonderful treasure for us.

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Charlene

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01/20/2021

"Added to my Collection"

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Received this product yesterday. Love it. It is not the bronze kitty, it is wood but still love it.

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Beth

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05/20/2022

"Vivid and fun"

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I ordered this as a gift for my Mom, and she loves it! The colors are stunning and the cats expression is adorable. I will certainly buy from these artisans again! Their work is gorgeous.

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Gift Occasion:
  • This was a gift for: Mother
  • Occasion: birthday

Lynn

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05/15/2022

"A delightful addition!"

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This hummingbird sculpture is so well done- beautifully carved and painted. I love the interpretation of flight. It is unique and this little guy adds much joy and whimsy to my space!

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mary alice's Tsar

From Denver, Colorado, USA

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05/10/2022

"Amazing piece"

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I have bought it To save it for a gift for one of my grandchildren. I actually have bought three and will continue purchasing more because they are amazing

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Gift Occasion:
  • This was a gift for: Granddaughter
  • Occasion: birthday

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05/09/2022

"Cute Porcupine"

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Its more beautiful than on the photo.

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Patricia

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05/04/2022

"This is now a cherished heirloom"

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Gifted at Christmas, and well appreciated.

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Jeanne

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05/01/2022

"Delightful!"

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I am very pleased with this colorful cat! It is very well made and exactly as shown on the website. It was also very well packed.

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Your Purchase Makes a Difference!

Preserving Traditions

Preserving Traditions

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

Microcredit Financing

Microcredit Financing

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.

Caring for Children

Caring for Children

This artist supports children under the age of 18.

 
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