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

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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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  • Premium Gift Wrap? Yes

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226

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

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05/10/2021

"Unique"

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This prickly character is so clever. I bought one for a gift...then had to have one for myself. Thank you to the fun artist!

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05/06/2021

"Splendid!"

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This snail is so lovely in person. The colors are rich and alive!

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05/03/2021

"Whimsical and Handsome"

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Well done! This is a stunning piece of art. I love the painted patterns and spiraling tail. Love it, love it! It is awesome!

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05/03/2021

"Fantastic!"

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This delicate piece arrived lovingly packed and in perfect condition. The art is extraordinary. I love it. Thank you

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05/02/2021

"Beautiful Bird 2"

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Both hummingbirds I purchased are wonderful. Some brief instructions would have been helpful (to select which wings went into which hole in what order), but I checked the photo and acted accordingly and it looks great.

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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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