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Multicolored Wood Alebrije Bull Figurine from Mexico, "Colorful Bull"

byEugenia and Roberto Sosa: icon star icon star icon star icon star icon star (6)
In a crouched posture, this charming bull figurine is painted by hand with... more

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In a crouched posture, this charming bull figurine is painted by hand with colorful Mexican folk art motifs. Eugenia and Roberto Sosa design this delightful alebrije, which is carved by hand from copal wood.

Alebrijes are a fairly recent Mexican art form, attributed to Pedro Linares. Unconscious due to illness in 1936, he was presumed near death and yet his dreams were extremely vivid. He tells of a place where all was peaceful and quiet until all of a sudden there appeared a lion with an eagle's head, a rooster with bull's horns and a donkey with butterfly wings. They kept screeching "alebrije, alebrije!" and Pedro began running away. He encountered a man who told him it was not yet his time to be there are and he should continue running towards the exit. In this dream Pedro climbed out of a window and regained consciousness.

  • 41 grams
  • 1.45 oz
  • 8.2 cm H x 4.7 cm W x 13.2 cm D
  • 3.2" H x 1.9" 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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06/18/2021

"This is now a cherished loom!"

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Cute and creative piece.

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05/18/2021

"Exquiste little ray of sunshine!"

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I bought this Sunset Sea Turtle to give to friends of mine...They are fond of turtles. I am hopeful this will be the first of many - as a start for their collection. The painted details are amazing - and the expression just delightful . I was able to get a savings with my Mothers Day discount... So be sure to sign up on Novica to see what all is in store for you.

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Sunset Sea Turtle, Wood Alebrije Sea Turtle Figurine in Orange from Mexico

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05/08/2021

"A beautiful addition to my turtle collection!"

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This is a beautiful turtle carved out of wood with stunning colors of a sunset. I have a room with all southwest/Mexican items, and it fits right in. I have always loved turtles and sunsets, so this is perfect for me!

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Sunset Sea Turtle, Wood Alebrije Sea Turtle Figurine in Orange from Mexico

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From Lexington, Virginia; USA

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01/14/2020

"Exquisite Little Guy!"

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This amazing piece was carved from one piece of wood. The curves are so lifelike and give the piece such life. The painting is intricate and exquisitely done. I wonder if Eugenia and Roberto wear magnifying glasses to do such work! I could not be happier. This is definitely our most treasured piece of art in our home. I mean that. I only wish I could meet the artists and show them my joy!

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Woodland Friend, Colorful Handcrafted Wood Mexican Alebrije Deer Sculpture

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From California

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02/21/2018

"Awesome, detailed Alibrije owl!"

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This is a lovely owl with amazingly detailed designs painted on the body and wings. Very well carved and balanced. I love my new Alibrije!

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Woodland Wonder, Brown Handcrafted Wood Alebrije Owl with Multicolor Motifs

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01/21/2018

"I love this little guy!"

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I have a rooster collection, and he is one of my favorites. He is so bright and colorful. The workmanship is superb. I'd love to have a collection of alebrijes. He's the first.

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Morning Greeter, Red and Green Blue Tailed Handcrafted Wood Alebrije Rooster

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