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Wood alebrije figurine, 'Fantastic Stretch' - Wood Alebrije Cat Figurine in Purple from Mexico Curate

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Wood Alebrije Cat Figurine in Purple from Mexico, "Fantastic Stretch"

Arching its back in a fantastic stretch over its head, an adorable cat is carved... more

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Arching its back in a fantastic stretch over its head, an adorable cat is carved of copal wood in this folk art alebrije figurine from Mexico. Artisan duo Zeny and Reyna create the alebrije, hand-painting the cat with intricate designs in tones of purple. The tail is removable.

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.

  • 90 grams
  • 0.2 lbs
  • 16.1 cm H x 3.1 cm W x 12 cm D
  • 6.25" H x 1.2" W x 4.7" D

  • Copal wood
  • Some assembly required
  • Signed by the artist
  • Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
  • Free Gift Wrap? No
  • Premium Gift Wrap? No
  • Made in Mexico.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in Mexico
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You can find wood alebrije figurine 'Fantastic Stretch' by Zeny and Reyna in sculpture categories such as Animal Themed Sculpture, Alebrije Sculpture, Folk Art Sculpture, Hand Painted Sculpture, Cultural Sculpture, Hacienda Sculpture and Wood Sculpture. Enjoy exploring these sections for other Novica treasures.

Your Purchase Makes a Difference!

This artist uses traditional techniques handed down through the generations and/or creates culturally significant items, helping keep these traditions alive.

Zeny and Reyna has received 2 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $1200 and the most recent for $2500.

This artist supports children under the age of 18.

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4 Testimonials for Zeny and Reyna

Jon

I got my coyote yesterday and really love it. It's very beautiful. Thanks so much!!

Judy

Lima, Ohio, USA

Thank you Zeny and Reyna. I bought the ""Playful Blue Kitten"" as a gift for a friend of mine. She loves it! The details are amazing the kitten's expression and pose just too precious. I have several Zeny and Reyna pieces myself, but always like to see what new items are offered. They make great gifts!

Judy

Lima, Ohio, USA

 
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