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Orange-Yellow Wood Axolotl Alebrije Key Fob, "Mango Axolotl"

This charming key fob is hand crafted by Claudio Ojeda in Mexico. The axolotl... more

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This charming key fob is hand crafted by Claudio Ojeda in Mexico. The axolotl alebrije is carved from copal wood and painted in mango orange and a colorful array of patterns and shapes. The wood figurine adorns a stainless steel key ring. The artisan signs his pieces with the initials "T.C.", which represent his initial "C" preceded by his mother Teresita's initial "T". Claudio learned the art of crafting alebrijes from his mother.

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 fevered 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 shouted "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.

  • 9 grams
  • 0.32 oz
  • 13 cm H x 3 cm W x 2.6 cm D
  • 5" H x 1.2" W x 1" D

  • Copal wood, stainless steel
  • 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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Beth

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05/26/2022

"Fun and festive goats!"

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These adorable goats are beautifully decorated! I bought them for a friend to remind her that she is the GOAT - the greatest of all time! They would also be perfect for someone who just likes goats.

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Colorful Goats, Five Hand-Painted Goat Alebrije Ornaments from Mexico

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  • This was a gift for: Friend
  • Occasion: 'just because'

Aaron

From Ottawa, Canada

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05/10/2022

"This is now a beautiful Xmas ornament!"

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I never intended to use this beautiful piece as a key fob - it is much too precious to be subjected to the wear and tear of being used for keys. The finely detailed and intricate hand painting is of the highest quality. The vibrant colors and the wide eyes make this a stand out piece!

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

Tes

From Silicon Valley, California

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04/22/2022

"Hearts Delight"

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These specially decorated hearts brighten my life daily. I ve hung them up in a group with different lengths in an old-fashioned small white bird cage. I love the look. Claudio Ojeda s artwork is truly something to behold! I m delighted!

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Jan

From United States

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03/25/2022

"My daughter loved it!"

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My daughter has a Birthday on Valentines day so it was a perfect gift for her! She loved it!

Best Uses

  • Wooden beautifully designed heart Key chains!y chain
  • Key chain

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Lisa

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03/17/2022

"Adorable!"

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A gift for my sister, and she loves it! Beautiful craftsmanship!

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Magenta Owl, Hand Crafted Owl Alebrije Key Ring

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Jennifer

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03/14/2022

"Sweet gifts for caregivers"

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I was reluctant to break up the set but so happy I did. Gave one to each of our caregivers as a simple heartfelt Christmas gift. They were delighted when I offered the set for them to pick from.

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  • This was a gift for: Caregivers
  • Occasion: Christmas

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