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Wood alebrije sculpture, 'Perky Armadillo' - Multicolored Armadillo Alebrije

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Multicolored Armadillo Alebrije, "Perky Armadillo"

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Preserving the Oaxacan folk art tradition of alebrijes, Jesus and Roxana... more

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Preserving the Oaxacan folk art tradition of alebrijes, Jesus and Roxana Hernandez in Mexico create this marvelous armadillo sculpture. The figurine is carved by hand from copal wood and painted with an assortment of motifs in a rainbow of colors. Small parts may be separated for safe shipping.

The folk art tradition of alebrijes dates back to the 1930's in Mexico City. A man named Pedro Linares was taken ill, and in his fevered dreams he saw a strange land populated with curious creatures--a donkey with wings, a rooster with bull's horns, and a lion with the head of a dog. The beasts all ran at him, shouting the nonsense word,"alebrije! alebrije!". Upon his recovery, Linares began recreating the fantastical creatures he had seen in his dream in papier mache. The art form gained popularity, and alebrijes are now made of wood as well as papier mache.

  • 60 grams
  • 0.1 lbs
  • 6.05 cm H x 4.07 cm W x 17 cm D
  • 2.4" H x 1.6" W x 6.75" D

  • Copal wood
  • Signed by the artist
  • Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
  • Made in Mexico.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in Mexicoicon info
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Patricia

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09/17/2021

"Remembering Mexico"

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Beautifully painted tiny ornaments to decorate my indoor tree at Christmas.

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Judy

From OH

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09/02/2021

"Very sweet wise little owls"

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I have purchased many sets of ornaments made by Jesus and Roxana. I give them to children at church. They love getting such beautiful, unique ornaments each year. Hoping they will buy artisan made treasures for themselves one day.

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Patricia

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09/02/2021

"These Puppies are Adorable!"

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I bought these puppies for my husband he loves them! The detail is beautiful. Highly recommend! Thank you

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Gift Occasion:
  • This was a gift for: Husband
  • Occasion: Just Because

Su

From Pittsburgh, Pa.

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08/09/2021

"Owl"

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Very colorful little fellow! Love the design and how it looks in my house.

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Ida

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07/19/2021

"Rabbit rabbit, whos got the rabbit?"

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Ive got several of the Hernandez rabbits and what delightful creatures they are! Along with many other Novica alebrijes purchases they will be adorning the cover of a book that Im writing.

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Dan

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07/15/2021

"Delightful Coyote!"

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Love this little guy. Beautiful craftmanship, just as in the picture. Small, but perfectly formed with lovely colors. Highly recommend... so tempted to buy more alebrijes now

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Your Purchase Makes a Difference!

Roxana has flourished by continuing to use traditional techniques in her alebrije art and continues to pass down her craft to her grandchildren, as her elders had passed down to her.

Roxana has been awarded 2nd place in the 2018 State Wood Carvings Contest as well as the 2015 Grand Master Award for the best Artisan Heritage piece of Mexico.

They financially support all four of their children through school so that they may have better opportunities in their future careers.

Roxana has been able to build her workshop over the years and now gives work to other artisans in her community.

Jesus and Roxana are both incredibly dedicated parents and financially support their four children together.

This artist shows a lot of talent or potential and is in their late teens or twenties.

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