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Small Cedar Wood Tiger Alebrije Sculpture, "Brilliant Tiger"

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This delightful small sculpture is hand carved from cedar wood by Mexico's Claudio Ojeda. He paints the tiger figurine by hand in the style of alebrijes, a colorful form of Mexican folk art. Small parts are separated for shipping to protect from breakage.

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 ran at him, shouting "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. The same style of painting can also be found on other (non-animal) items.

  • 20 grams
  • 0.71 oz
  • 10 cm H x 4 cm W x 16 cm D
  • 3.9" H x 1.6" W x 6.25" D

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

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"Grasshopper is Beautiful"

Very glad I ordered this grasshopper for my collection. 7 will order more from Claudio. Thanks.

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"Fun and festive goats!"

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


From Ottawa, Canada

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"This is now a beautiful Xmas ornament!"

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


From Silicon Valley, California

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"Hearts Delight"

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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From United States

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"My daughter loved it!"

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

Purchased Item:

Magenta Owl, Hand Crafted Owl Alebrije Key Ring

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