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Wood Alebrije Cat Figurine in Orange from Mexico, "Fiery Cat"

Working in the traditional style of traditional folk art alebrijes, Mexican duo... more

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Working in the traditional style of traditional folk art alebrijes, Mexican duo Pablo and Lucy Mendez create this charming cat figurine. The cat is carved of copal wood, its black body hand-painted with intricate floral motifs and dots in fiery tones of orange.

Alebrijes are a fairly recent Mexican art form, attributed to Pedro Linares. Unconscious due to illness in 1936, he was presumed near death and yet his dreams were extremely vivid. He tells of a place where all was peaceful and quiet until all of a sudden there appeared a lion with an eagle's head, a rooster with bull's horns and a donkey with butterfly wings. They kept screeching "alebrije, alebrije!" and Pedro began running away. He encountered a man who told him it was not yet his time to be there are and he should continue running towards the exit. In this dream Pedro climbed out of a window and regained consciousness.

  • 29 grams
  • 1.02 oz
  • 9.3 cm H x 6.3 cm W x 3.3 cm D
  • 3.7" H x 2.5" W x 1.3" D

  • Copal wood
  • 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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Linda

From California, USA

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10/05/2020

"Wonderful addition to my collection of alebrijes"

This charming cat is nicely carved and beautifully painted.

Best Uses

  • Display with my other Oaxacan wood carvings

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Cynthia

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05/09/2022

"Cheirish heirloom"

Love this little guy. The detailing is tremendous. It is in my living room curio cabinet up front and center.

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Ellen

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05/05/2022

"so happy to add this colorful kitty to my cat collection."

Has a good heavy feel to it; detailed carvings and paint. It is bright and cheerful. Arrived unbelievably well-packaged!! Love it

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Lisa

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03/18/2022

"Mother-in-law loves cats"

This was a surprise gift for my mother-in-law. She loves it.

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Gift Occasion:
  • This was a gift for: Mother-in-law
  • Occasion: Just because

Pat

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08/15/2021

"Reminds me of my kitty"

This beautiful and expressive sculpture reminds me of my tortoise shell kitty with the same coloring in her coat. I especially love the turned head and upraised tail.

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Michael

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07/15/2021

"Thoroughly Enjoyed"

By my granddaughter.

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Gift Occasion:
  • This was a gift for: Granddaughter
  • 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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Carol

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06/04/2022

"Very Cute"

The frog received is cute, artwork is good and it goes well with my collection

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Andrea

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06/02/2022

"our good luck cricket is loved and will be in a place of honor for years to come!"

love the quality and craftsmanship our cricket presents from every angle. the signatures of the artists on this piece imprints their beautiful energy for eternity. whenever I look at our cricket it makes me happy!

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Dottie

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05/28/2022

"Intricate hand-painted details adorn every surface."

Delightful! This ladybug is a beloved addition to our growing family collection of Novica items. The website photos do not fully capture the exquisite beauty of extraordinary tiny hand-painted details. Hand carved and painted in rich colors, most surfaces are adorned with hundreds of tiny hand-painted silver dots. The underside is also carved and hand-painted, and includes the artists signatures.

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Gift Occasion:
  • This was a gift for: Wife
  • Occasion: Mother's Day

Susan

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05/23/2022

"Turquoise Alebrije Cat"

I absolutely love this little cat figurine. It s just like the picture, very well made and painted beautifully. Many thanks to the artisans who share their talents with us.

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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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