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Mexican Alebrije Cat Sculpture, "Playful Blue Kitten"

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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.

  • 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
  • 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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184

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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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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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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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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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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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Jim

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10/16/2020

"Great gift for a cat lovr"

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I sent this cute colorful cat to my sister who loves feline themed presents. She had just bought a new home and she told me the cat fit right in with her decor. She was very pleased with this unique piece of art. Thank you Novica!

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Cat themed colorful striking

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From Virginia

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01/16/2021

"Absolutely beautiful"

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This beautiful creature absolutely takes my breath away. So detailed and airy.

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Colorful Hummingbird, Multi Color Hummingbird Alebrije Sculpture Crafted by Hand

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From UT

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01/16/2021

"gorgeous creature"

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This is a captivating little porcupine. Absolutely perfect.

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Deb

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01/09/2021

"Even cuter in person"

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I bought this as a gift for a friend who is into cats and loves the color purple. This was the perfect choice for her. She seemed to love it. If I had a need for a similar gift, I would not hesitate to buy again.

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Great colors!

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Verified Reviewer

01/07/2021

"Perfect gift!!"

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The craftmanship is unbelievable! A perfect little gift!

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Verified Reviewer

01/02/2021

"Very Beautirully Painted Artful Owl"

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I love this little owl! I collect these and this one is so cheerfully painted. Wonderful detail.

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Owl

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  • Decoration

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Verified Reviewer

01/01/2021

"Beautiful, but..."

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Though the sculpture is exquisitely painted, the included tail is bent so far backward over the cats back that it obscures the flower to a significant degree. Me and the friend I purchased it for were bewildered as to how a mistake like this could have been made. I intend to try to get a replacement tail for her. Other than that issue, which is serious to me, this is a lovely creation.

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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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