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Mexico Oaxaca Folk Art Alebrije Mystical Cat Sculpture, "Cat of the Sun"

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The sun illuminates a mysterious yellow cat, while sunflowers and hummingbirds... more

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The sun illuminates a mysterious yellow cat, while sunflowers and hummingbirds decorate its body. Invoking the power of Old Sol, 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.

  • 0.54 kgs
  • 1.2 lbs
  • 22 cm H x 15.5 cm W x 12 cm D
  • 8.75" H x 6" W x 4.7" 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

"Muy Hermosa"

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The Cat of the Sun is even more beautiful than the photos. He looks terrific next to The Cat of the Moon and Water.

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Cheng-Chih

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07/22/2021

"Thanks"

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This Cat of the Sun was received with good package and liked by all my family members. So detailed handwork with fine colorful paintings make this art piece for lifetime collection.

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Caroline

From Kew Gardens, NY USA

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10/30/2019

"Cat of the Sun is absolutely exquisite!"

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I received this magnificent sculpture yesterday. The carving is fabulous and the painting is gorgeous! The details are amazing. It is sturdy and the workmanship is perfect. Absolutely beautiful. I became intrigued by the artists story and their beautiful work. When I saw this piece I had to have it. Thank you for such beautiful art and the great work you do with children!

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Walda

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11/30/2021

"rich color & fun anywhere"

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adore all wood sculptures by Zenya and Reyna - have all the cats & hummingbird!

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Su

From Pittsburgh, Pa.

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11/24/2021

"Colorful cat"

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Very happy with purchase and Ill look for your items again!

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Kristie

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11/21/2021

"A wonderful gift for my mother"

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My mother loves turtles, so I thought this colorful, unique turtle would be a welcome addition to her collection. She loved it! Well crafted with incredible detail; promptly shipped and carefully packaged.

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Gift Occasion:
  • This was a gift for: Mother
  • Occasion: Christmas

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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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