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Wood alebrije sculpture, 'Ocotlan Owl' - Multicolored Owl Alebrije

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Multicolored Owl Alebrije, "Ocotlan Owl"

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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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250

Fran

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08/02/2021

"My little spirit cat"

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I call him Chaney in honor of my favorite cat who passed away years ago. This little guy is so sweet and I see him all day as he sits next to my computer. The carving, paint job and design are wonderful though mine isnt shiny so the colors arent as bright as in the photo. It came well padded and in one piece. Im now buying the little green porcupine.

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Helen

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07/30/2021

"Fabulous Lion!"

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I am a Leo and my son gave me this lion for my birthday! I absolutely love him! Everything about him is perfect……colors, intricate design and a great mane!!! Very eye-catching!

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Helen

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07/30/2021

"Fabulous!"

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I have purchased two of these bulls. Gifts for my sons and they love them! Vibrant colors! Beautiful works of art!

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Cheng-Chih

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07/22/2021

"Thanks"

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This Cat of the Sun was received with good package and liked by all my family members. So detailed handwork with fine colorful paintings make this art piece for lifetime collection.

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Greg @ Vena

From Toronto, Canada

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07/22/2021

"A great Easter Egg to our office"

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This was the 3rd hummingbird we have ordered. We are adding them to our green spaces in our workplace!

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Ida

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07/19/2021

"Wonderful WONDERFUL!"

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I love the way the purchases are so carefully packed--the ears and the stalks packaged separately to avoid breaking. This little guy is a real gem and fits perfectly into an illustration of a story I wrote.

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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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