icon handOver $115 million USD sent to artisans so far!

Similar Items

Wood alebrije figurine, 'Nocturnal Mirage' - Mexican Hand Painted Copal Wood Owl Alebrije Sculpture

Add to wishlist

Product ID: 324259

Mexican Hand Painted Copal Wood Owl Alebrije Sculpture, "Nocturnal Mirage"

byJesus and Roxana Hernandez: icon star icon star icon star icon star icon star (49)
Following in the footsteps of their ancestors, Jesus and Roxana Hernandez of... more

Coming Back!

This item is available for backorder and will ship within 2 to 8 weeks. Read more

Pre-Order Now!

This item is available for pre-order and will ship within 2 to 8 weeks. Read more

Details

Following in the footsteps of their ancestors, Jesus and Roxana Hernandez of Oaxaca design and craft this intriguing owl alebrije sculpture from copal wood. "In our village, most of the men and women are wood-carvers and we specialize in Mexico's traditional alebrije sculptures. These are colorful and fanciful figures carved from natural branches that depict all kinds of...imaginary creatures," Jesus explains.

The alebrije tradition started with Mexico City papier mache artisan Pedro Linares (1906-1992). When he was 30, he fell into a coma due to serious illness. While he was unconscious, he dreamed he was caught between the land of the living and the dead; the place looked like a forest and was populated with creatures with body parts belonging to different animals. The beings repeatedly uttered the word alebrije. Upon recovering, Linares recreated these figures in bright colors using papier mache techniques and called them alebrijes. His work became famous and was one of the main influences of artisans in the state of Oaxaca who began crafting alebrijes of their own using traditional wood carving methods.

  • 60 grams
  • 0.1 lbs
  • 9.5 cm H x 5 cm W x 5 cm D
  • 3.7" H x 2" W x 2" 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
Gift Info
  • Free Gift Wrap? Yes
  • Premium Gift Wrap? Yes

Customer Reviews

Purchased this? Leave your review.

Artist rating

icon star icon star icon star icon star icon star

Total reviews

49

Su

From Pittsburgh, Pa.

Verified Reviewer

08/09/2021

"Owl"

icon star icon star icon star icon star icon star

Very colorful little fellow! Love the design and how it looks in my house.

Purchased Item:

Nocturnal Mirage, Mexican Hand Painted Copal Wood Owl Alebrije Sculpture

Was This Review Helpful?

icon likeYes (0) No (0)

David’s Gallery

From Nuevo Laredo, Mexico

Verified Reviewer

02/10/2019

"Beautiful alebrije sculpture"

icon star icon star icon star icon star icon star

This sculpture is really beautiful, love the colors and eye catching. This sculpture is full of beautiful traditions from our country Mexico

Purchased Item:

Nocturnal Mirage, Mexican Hand Painted Copal Wood Owl Alebrije Sculpture

Was This Review Helpful?

icon likeYes (0) No (0)

Francesca

Verified Reviewer

10/18/2021

"Not only for the Xmas Tree"

icon star icon star icon star icon star icon star

I hung these charming creatures on a houseplant.

Was This Review Helpful?

icon likeYes (0) No (0)

Babak

Verified Reviewer

10/17/2021

"Its wonderful"

icon star icon star icon star icon star icon star

Many thanks to artists for this beautiful work.

Was This Review Helpful?

icon likeYes (0) No (0)

Babak

Verified Reviewer

10/17/2021

"A masterpiece!"

icon star icon star icon star icon star icon star

Its wonderful. Many thanks to Novica and the artists.

Was This Review Helpful?

icon likeYes (0) No (0)

Judy

Verified Reviewer

10/14/2021

"Question???"

icon star icon star icon star icon star icon star

I gave fanciful flutter to my daughter and she asked me why there were one extra hole on each side of the bird.

Was This Review Helpful?

icon likeYes (0) No (0)

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

Your Purchase Makes a Difference!

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.

View all

More from this Artist

 
icon up
BACK TO TOP

Your NOVICA Packages are Safe and Secure!

NOVICA's response to COVID 19

Every NOVICA item comes with our universal guarantee

Certified clean packing environment

Quality tested and verified by our region teams

Fair trade and 100% happiness guaranteed