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Alebrije sculpture, 'Purple Hummingbird' - Oaxacan Hummingbird Sculpture

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Oaxacan Hummingbird Sculpture, "Purple Hummingbird"

Hovering on whirring wings, a whimsical hummingbird seeks out the sweet nectar... more

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Hovering on whirring wings, a whimsical hummingbird seeks out the sweet nectar of flowers. Zeny and Reyna transform found pieces of copal wood into a delightful alebrije. These fanciful sculptures are a traditional folk art in Oaxaca, once based on twenty totems but today representing all kinds of animals. They take their name from a Calo gypsy word for "something difficult, tangled, confusing or fantastic."

Because each alebrije is individually created work of folk art, shapes will vary slightly. Small parts are separated for shipping to protect from breakage.

  • 6 grams
  • 0.21 oz
  • 7.5 cm H x 9.5 cm W x 12.5 cm D
  • 3" H x 3.7" W x 4.9" D

  • Copal wood
  • Some assembly required
  • 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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Margaret

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09/04/2020

"Very unique"

When I saw this on Novica s Facebook page, I fell in love. My mom is an avid hummingbird lover. She recently had back surgery and her favorite spot to rest is her “Carolina Room”. All windows so she can watch her hummingbirds all day. This was delivered within a week of ordering and was beautifully gift wrapped. Mom said she has never seen anything like this and can t say enough on the craftsmanship. Novica, you find the best Artisians as I have shopped from all corners of the globe. Thank you!

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Carolyn

From Co. Springs, Colorado

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12/08/2017

"A wonderful good morning every day when I look out"

Every morning I wake up to a big smile when I look out the kitchen window at the purple hummingbird who brings not only joy to me but to several birds of all kinds who will land on the window ledge to get acquainted. Sometimes their will be other humming birds fluttering around this one all waiting their turn to meet the new kid in the neighborhood. Its amazing to watch nature at work and Reyna and Zeny have helped tremendously.

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Nature at its best.

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Tracey

From Las Cruces, NM

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11/28/2017

"Beautiful Hummingbird"

I can T believe how lovely this figurine is. It is perfect. So colorful and delicate. Thank you!

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

Archie

From Ottawa, Canada

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05/23/2017

"A delight."

The arrival of this hummingbird coincided with the arrival of the first hummingbirds at my feeder on their migration north. The craftsmanship is excellent; the detail and delicate colouring exceptional. I will enjoy this throughout the year and it is a prized addition to other Oaxaca items I have from visits to that area of Mexico.

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Pat

From Montana, USA

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07/21/2016

"So Delicate and Beautiful!"

My husband just assembled the feathers into the body of our hummingbird and I hung it in our living room window over the plants on the sill. It is extraordinarily beautiful reflected in the window with its iridescent colors. Such an artistic delight!

Best Uses

  • As s deco with plants or in a window

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miriam

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06/21/2016

"present for my sister who loves hummingbirds"

my sister loved this present

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Lance

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11/07/2022

"Great detail and work for the price"

Nice product, gift wrapped and easy for gift.

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

Greg @ Vena

From Toronto, Canada

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10/09/2022

"Hidden Easter Egg for our Office"

Love the detail on this sculpture which we have place in our office amongst the natural greenery.

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Nancy

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09/18/2022

"Love my kitty gato!"

Love this albrije cat! Such good quality craftsmanship!

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Linda

From San Diego, CA. United States

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08/28/2022

"Zany characterization of Cat"

Love it!

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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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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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