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Alebrije sculpture, 'Cat of the Moon and Water' - Mexico Alebrije Mystical Cat Sculpture Oaxaca Folk Art

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Mexico Alebrije Mystical Cat Sculpture Oaxaca Folk Art, "Cat of the Moon and Water"

The moon illuminates a mysterious blue cat, while fish and turtles swim across... more

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The moon illuminates a mysterious blue cat, while fish and turtles swim across its body. Invoking the power of the moon and water, Zeny and Reyna transform found pieces of copal wood into an exquisite 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 Caló gypsy word for "something difficult, tangled, confusing or fantastic."

Because each alebrije is individually created work of folk art, shapes will vary slightly. Small parts are separated for shipping to protect from breakage.

  • 0.46 kgs
  • 1.0 lbs
  • 23.5 cm H x 26 cm W x 13 cm D
  • 9.25" H x 10.25" W x 5" 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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  • Free Gift Wrap? No
  • Premium Gift Wrap? Yes

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Atticus

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03/24/2021

"Striking Work of Art"

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Beautiful colors and imagination! The Cat of the Moon and Water is a great companion to The Cat of the Sun.

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Josepha

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01/20/2022

"So Beautiful"

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The first time I saw this I wanted it immediately. The artwork is incredible. I have it in my living room and I just love it. I have always admired this type of artwork and have wanted to have a few pieces. This is my first but will not be my last. I think it is so beautiful. I 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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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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  • This was a gift for: Granddaughter
  • Occasion: birthday

Bab

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05/09/2022

"Cute Porcupine"

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Its more beautiful than on the photo.

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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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