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Wood alebrije figurine, 'Adorable Squirrel' - Mexican Handmade Copal Wood Alebrije Squirrel Figurine Curate

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Mexican Handmade Copal Wood Alebrije Squirrel Figurine, "Adorable Squirrel"

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Perfect for adding a touch of Mexican culture to your home decor, this charming alebrije figurine is crafted by the skilled artisans at The Zapotec Dream Family Workshop. They hand-carve the sculpture of copal wood to depict a squirrel. The petite rodent features a striking color scheme in blue, purple, and green, hand-painted with flowers, leaves, dots, and circles. The sculpted figure is signed at the bottom.

It is said that Oaxaca's alebrije tradition descends directly from Mexico City papier mache artisan Pedro Linares (1906-1992). When he was 30, he became seriously ill and had a dream populated with vividly-colored creatures with body parts belonging to different animals. The beings repeatedly uttered the word alebrije, and when Linares woke up, he recreated these creatures in papier mache. His work eventually influenced wood carvers in the state of Oaxaca who decided to craft alebrijes. Artisans have been making them ever since, imbuing them with a style shaped by Zapotec culture and the rich textile tradition of Oaxaca.

  • 20 grams
  • 0.71 oz
  • 7 cm H x 2.5 cm W x 7 cm D
  • 2.8" H x 1" W x 2.8" D

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