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Alebrije sculpture, 'Hairy Lion' - Unique Handmade Wood Wild Cat Sculpture

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Unique Handmade Wood Wild Cat Sculpture, "Hairy Lion"

Brave king of the jungle, this very hairy lion is accompanied by hummingbirds... more

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Brave king of the jungle, this very hairy lion is accompanied by hummingbirds whispering in the lion's ears. "We designed this alebrije as a symbol of strength and power," confide Zeny and Reyna. After carving the copal wood alebrije, they use the tip of a maguey leaf to paint the detailed patterns that adorn the white lion sculpture. The lion's mane is crafted with maguey fibers known in Mexico with the Náhuatl term, ixtle.

  • 1.17 kgs
  • 2.6 lbs
  • 30 cm H x 33 cm W x 12 cm D
  • 11.75" H x 13" W x 4.7" D

  • Copal wood and maguey fibers
  • 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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Stanley

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06/13/2022

"Very Cool Porcupine"

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I like this little guy, nice bright colors! Hope to get a few more, start a collection :-)

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Carol

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06/09/2022

"Rainbow Iguana"

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Much bigger than I thought & fits well in my collection. Hope to order more from Zeny & Reyna.

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Carol

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06/09/2022

"Green Porcupine"

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Love it & will order more items from this artist. ??

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Carol

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06/09/2022

"Rainbow Snail is Beautiful"

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Glad I ordered the rainbow snail - good artwork & is beautiful.

Purchased Item:

Rainbow Snail, Multicolored Wood Snail Alebrije Figurine from Mexico

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Beth

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05/20/2022

"Vivid and fun"

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I ordered this as a gift for my Mom, and she loves it! The colors are stunning and the cats expression is adorable. I will certainly buy from these artisans again! Their work is gorgeous.

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Gift Occasion:
  • This was a gift for: Mother
  • Occasion: birthday

Lynn

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05/15/2022

"A delightful addition!"

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This hummingbird sculpture is so well done- beautifully carved and painted. I love the interpretation of flight. It is unique and this little guy adds much joy and whimsy to my space!

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