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Wood Alebrije Cat Figurine in Red from Mexico, "Walking Cat"

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Taking a walk, a charming little cat brings the magnificence of Mexican folk art... more

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Taking a walk, a charming little cat brings the magnificence of Mexican folk art to your home. Zeny and Reyna hand-carve this alebrije figurine of copal wood, hand-painting the red cat with intricate motifs. Small parts are separated for shipping to protect from breakage.

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.

  • 69 grams
  • 0.2 lbs
  • 9.8 cm H x 19.2 cm W x 4.8 cm D
  • 3.9" H x 7.5" W x 1.9" D

  • Copal wood
  • Some assembly required
  • Signed by the artist
  • Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
  • Warning: Choking Hazard. Small parts -- not for children under 3 years.
  • 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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199

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02/23/2021

"Another Beautiful Dragon for my collection!"

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Love this little blue dragon and it goes so well with the red dragon from the same artisans. Amazingly beautiful detail and care in creating (and packaging) this beautiful cherish dragon. It will be a treasured part of my dragon collection. Thank you!

Best Uses

  • Studio dragon collection

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02/23/2021

"A treasure that brightens my day"

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I love this hummingbird - it is so beautifully created and it brightens my day, every time I look at it. Thank you - love it and will treasure it always!

Best Uses

  • Hanging in my bedroom window

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02/16/2021

"Delightful!"

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After a recent trip to Mexico, I became enchanted with alebrijes, and am now am acquiring a collection of my own. Each one is unique, and I smile every time I look at them. This item is one of my favorites.

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  • Display

Purchased Item:

Cute Porcupine in Red, Copal Wood Alebrije Porcupine Sculpture in Red and Blue

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Verified Reviewer

02/14/2021

"Incredible"

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I bought this as a gift and I was overjoyed at the quality! Beautiful!

Best Uses

  • Hanging inside the home

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Verified Reviewer

02/10/2021

"Porcupine"

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Thank you Novica for the wonderful Porcupine you sent. The artisans of the wonderful Native peoples of Mexico are very close to my heart always. Thank you again.

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Boho funky art

Best Uses

  • To admire

Purchased Item:

Cute Porcupine in Green, Copal Wood and Maguey Mexican Porcupine Sculpture in Green

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02/09/2021

"It makes me happy!"

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Beautiful detail work, thank you for letting me enjoy it.

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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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