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

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
  • Signed by the artist
  • Some assembly required
  • 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? Yes
  • Premium Gift Wrap? Yes

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Brodie

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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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Michael

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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Sallie

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06/12/2018

"Beautiful!!!"

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Quality, delicate, beautiful!!!

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Mary Gehring

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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Janet

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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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Joyce

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04/19/2022

"Love hummingbirds!"

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It was a gift for my husband he loved it and proudly displayed it on the Christmas tree. Thank you!

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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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mary alice's Tsar

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

Bab

From Sweden

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05/09/2022

"Cute Porcupine"

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Its more beautiful than on the photo.

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Patricia

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05/04/2022

"This is now a cherished heirloom"

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Gifted at Christmas, and well appreciated.

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Jeanne

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05/01/2022

"Delightful!"

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I am very pleased with this colorful cat! It is very well made and exactly as shown on the website. It was also very well packed.

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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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