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Multicolored Wood Alebrije Cat Figurine from Mexico, "Walking Festive Cat"

Taking a walk, a charming little cat brings the magnificence of Mexican folk art... more

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Taking a walk, a charming little cat brings the magnificence of Mexican folk art to your home. Zeny and Reyna hand-carve this alebrije figurine of copal wood, hand-painting the cat with intricate and colorful motifs. Small parts are separated for shipping to protect from breakage.

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.

  • 68 grams
  • 0.1 lbs
  • 7.7 cm H x 20.8 cm W x 4.3 cm D
  • 3" H x 8.25" W x 1.7" D

  • Copal wood
  • Signed by the artist
  • Warning: Choking Hazard. Small parts -- not for children under 3 years.
  • 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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  • Premium Gift Wrap? Yes

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Molly

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08/15/2022

"Love it!"

Super Cute and well made. Love it!

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Chuck

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08/11/2022

"Beautiful Artwork"

Bright vibrant colors, easy to assemble. Hangs in the kitchen window and brightens our every day!

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Gift Occasion:
  • This was a gift for: Wife
  • Occasion: Christmas

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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