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Multi-Color Wood Whistling Coyote Alebrije, "Whistling Coyote"

This charming little coyote alebrije, who could be whistling a tune on a sunny... more

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This charming little coyote alebrije, who could be whistling a tune on a sunny day, is hand crafted out of copal wood by artisan Teresita Gonzalez of Mexico. A bright array of colors and myriad of floral motifs are among the many hand painted details this delightful alebrije has to offer. The tail is removed for shipping.

The artisan says about what her art means to her: “The doctor diagnosed me with cancerous sarcoma, but I'd look at my son and I knew my work in life wasn't finished. I began painting as a form of therapy, and I've learned to believe in life and to have dreams."

  • 0.12 kgs
  • 0.3 lbs
  • 14.7 cm H x 6.3 cm W x 15 cm D
  • 5.75" H x 2.5" W x 6" D

  • Copal wood
  • Some assembly required
  • Signed by the artist
  • Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
  • Free Gift Wrap? Yes
  • Premium Gift Wrap? Yes
  • Made in Mexico.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in Mexico
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When Teresita was diagnosed with cancer shortly after she gave birth to her first child, doctors told her that her chances of survival were slim, but against all odds Teresita beat and eliminated the cancer that had grown in her. Although her medical treatments were essential to treating her cancer directly, Teresita attributes her recovery to laughter, positivity, and her ability to create art pieces every day. Each of the products that Teresita has made has uniquely given her a piece of strength to carry forward and live life to its absolute fullest. Teresita is known amongst her colleagues as a positive light and is a tremendous example of strength and virtue to all cancer survivors, mothers, and women worldwide.

An artist who creates from the heart, Teresita has turned a dangerous illness into a source of strength and positivity. After the birth of her first child, Teresita was diagnosed with cancer. "My medical treatments aided in my recovery, but I believe that laughter and her ability to make art have helped me to survive," she says. "I try to infuse each piece with my love of life, a positive attitude, and the appreciation I feel for the time I've been given." She is an inspiration to all cancer survivors, mothers, and women worldwide.

Teresita received local recognition and an honorable mention from the Friends of Oaxacan Folk Art Competition (FOFA)- an organization dedicated to promoting traditional handcrafts and folk art of the Mexican state of Oaxaca.

Teresita has continued to preserve her unique technique and pass down her alebrije traditions to the youth in her workshop and use culturally significant materials.

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