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Wood bookmark, 'Reading Cat' - Teal and Pink Cat-Themed Copal Wood Bookmark from Mexico

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Teal and Pink Cat-Themed Copal Wood Bookmark from Mexico, "Reading Cat"

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This cute cat tags along on every literary journey, always keeping track of where to start next time. Just like every good story, the existence of this cat arises from a dream - that of Pablo and Lucy Mendez, artisans from Oaxaca, Mexico who specialize in the art of alebrije. Working with wood that regenerates from their copal tree plantations, Pablo and Lucy create this feline-themed bookmark using techniques they learned from their parents, aunts and uncles.

The brainchild of the famed Mexican artist Pedro Linares, alebrije blossomed in 1936 as his reaction to the fantastical world imagined while drifting in and out of consciousness during a battle with serious illness. Animal characters rule Linares' imagined world, existing in forms not witnessed in our reality.

  • 8 grams
  • 0.28 oz
  • 20.5 cm H x 2.7 cm W x 0.2 cm D
  • 8" H x 1.1" W x 0.1" D

  • Copal wood
  • Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
  • 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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Molly

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08/15/2022

"Great item!"

This was supposed to be for Christmas decorations with my other deer. But it is on display all year instead.

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Molly

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08/15/2022

"Cute frog!"

Well crafted, suoer cute!

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Ana

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08/07/2022

"Wood alebrije figurine, mystical cayote"

This is a beautifully painted wood figurine. The colors are vibrant and I love the capture of the figurine howling. Thank you ????

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Gregg

From Modesto, California USA

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07/11/2022

"Amazing detail and vibrant colors"

This was a gift for a family member that adores butterflies, and she was thrilled. Beautiful coloring, easy to assemble, and stunning to look at. Thank you for making such wonderful art pieces!

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

Carol

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07/01/2022

"Colors are Vibrant"

Am glad I ordered the blue cricket for my collection. The colors are so beautiful it make it “stand out” among all. Thank you Pablo & Lucy.

Best Uses

  • Display in my collection

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Roger

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06/21/2022

"A Wonderful Gift to My Sister"

My sisters response about the Curiosity Cousin in Purple I sent to her was a thank you and she said Shes very cute!

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Profound Impact

Profound Impact

Pablo’s profits from the alebrij sculptures he creates for NOVICA allow him to create and financially support a healthy life for his wife and two children.

Job Creator

Job Creator

This artist positively impacts their community through job creation and provides jobs for 2 or more people.

Empowering Women

Empowering Women

The Women's Empowerment badge is awarded to female artisans or artisan groups that are led by women.

Enabling Education

Enabling Education

Lucy's income allows her to provide a necessary basic education to their children in their home.

Moving On Up

Moving On Up

This artist has dramatically improved their livelihood by working with NOVICA.

Caring for Children

Caring for Children

Lucy financially supports their two children.

 
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