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

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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
  • Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
  • Warning: Choking Hazard. Small parts -- not for children under 3 years.
  • Made in Mexico.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in Mexicoicon info
Gift Info
  • Free Gift Wrap? Yes
  • Premium Gift Wrap? Yes

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229

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06/02/2021

"Cute little fella!"

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My granddaughter loved her thinking of you gift from her grandmother!

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05/18/2021

"Excited Cat in Teal"

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Puuurfect kitty!!! This wood sculpture cat in Teal is adorable!!! Such a whimsical, cute addition to my collection!! I already have several pieces by Zeny and Reyna. So well made!!! I love the beautiful bright colors and designs on this piece!!! As pictured.

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Whimsical fun Colorful adorable

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  • Puuurfect to display anywhere

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05/18/2021

"Purple Magical Cat Wood Sculpture"

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This kitty is puuuurfect!! So cute and whimsical!! Beautiful bright colors!!! Display anywhere! Sure to put a smile on peoples faces! Very well made. As pictured.

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Whimsical Colorful Well made Adorable

Best Uses

  • Display in any room

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05/10/2021

"Unique"

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This prickly character is so clever. I bought one for a gift...then had to have one for myself. Thank you to the fun artist!

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05/06/2021

"Splendid!"

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This snail is so lovely in person. The colors are rich and alive!

Best Uses

  • Enjoyment

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05/03/2021

"Whimsical and Handsome"

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Well done! This is a stunning piece of art. I love the painted patterns and spiraling tail. Love it, love it! It is awesome!

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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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