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Multicolored Owl Alebrije, "Ocotlan Owl"

Working in the traditional Oaxacan folk art style, Zeny and Reyna create this... more

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Working in the traditional Oaxacan folk art style, Zeny and Reyna create this gorgeous alebrije sculpture. The wide-eyed owl is crafted from copal wood and painted with a dizzying array of motifs in a rainbow of colors. To achieve the fine detail, the artisans use a maguey thorn to paint the designs. 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 feverish 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. The art form gained popularity, and alebrijes are now made of wood as well as papier mache.

  • 0.34 kgs
  • 0.7 lbs
  • 19.05 cm H x 11 cm W x 13.05 cm D
  • 7.5" H x 4.3" W x 5.25" 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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Margo

From Clovis, California

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12/28/2021

"Very disappointed"

This Ocotlan Owl is over priced, looks mass produced and worse, is not signed by the artists. I have several Alebrijes so I know where to find magnificent, one-of-a-kind, autographed Alebrijes. Unfortunately, I will not be buying them at Novica.

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Ocotlan Owl, Multicolored Owl Alebrije

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Nick

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07/22/2022

"Genuinely delightful"

An absolute hit as a present! This little porcupine is beautifully made and decorated and quite charming.

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Kathy

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07/11/2022

"Nocturnal cat"

Beautiful colors

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Christine

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07/09/2022

"Beautiful"

Wonderful creations that are very delicate

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Mike

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07/01/2022

"Brightens the room"

Beautiful carving !!!

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Stanley

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06/13/2022

"Very Cool Porcupine"

I like this little guy, nice bright colors! Hope to get a few more, start a collection :-)

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This artist uses traditional techniques handed down through the generations and/or creates culturally significant items, helping keep these traditions alive.

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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.

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