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Multi Color Hummingbird Alebrije Sculpture Crafted by Hand, "Colorful Hummingbird"

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Hovering on whirring wings, a whimsical hummingbird seeks out the sweet nectar... more

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Hovering on whirring wings, a whimsical hummingbird seeks out the sweet nectar of flowers. Zeny and Reyna transform found pieces of copal wood into a delightful alebrije painted orange, red, yellow, green, white and black. 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."

Includes a thread for hanging.

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

  • 6 grams
  • 0.21 oz
  • 7.5 cm H x 9.5 cm W x 12.5 cm D
  • 3" H x 3.7" W x 4.9" D

  • Copal wood
  • Some assembly required
  • 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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06/14/2018

"Beautiful and adjustable!"

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I have seen a great many works of art, and your hummingbirds are some of the prettiest. They make me smile each time I see them, and draw constant compliments. I have the blue, green, purple and colorful ones and would love to see more: maybe bright yellow, light blue, lilac, gray, copper? And with beaks at different angles and of different lengths? I have moved the wings so some have big feathers in front, others in back or in the middle. They hang from my office ceiling, all at different heights. Please take care of the copal trees, and thank you for creating such beautiful things!

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Best Uses

  • Brightening up any room
  • Displaying art where there's no wall or shelf

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From Fircrest,Wa,USA

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10/24/2019

"This is awesome"

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The attention to detail is amazing.This was a gift and did not disappoint. Get one

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06/12/2018

"Beautiful!!!"

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Quality, delicate, beautiful!!!

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From Washington State

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10/27/2017

"Hummingbird Love"

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We live in an area where we have Hummingbirds all year round. This little guy is hanging out in an unexpected place and often greeted with surprise followed by admiration. Hes beautiful.

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09/28/2017

"Delicate"

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Very light and airy, easy to put together. Pretty coloring.

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05/02/2021

"Beautiful Bird"

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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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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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04/30/2021

"Love this hummingbird!"

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I received my hummingbird and it is just gorgeous! I plan to hang it in my office window so I can look at it all day! It makes me happy!

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04/24/2021

"Beautiful"

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Beautiful dragon- my only concern was that some of the pieces didn t fit perfectly.

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

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04/23/2021

"Cute but too large"

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Love the detail, just a lot larger than I expected, kind of out of proportion.

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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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