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Wood Alebrije Figurine Cat in Green from Mexico, "Cat Stretch"

Stretching out its body, this cute cat adds a touch of Mexican folk art to any space. Jesus and Roxana Hernandez hand-carve the little alebrije from copal wood. It features intricate hand-painted designs in tones of green and blue. Small parts are... more

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Stretching out its body, this cute cat adds a touch of Mexican folk art to any space. Jesus and Roxana Hernandez hand-carve the little alebrije from copal wood. It features intricate hand-painted designs in tones of green and blue. 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.

  • 78 grams
  • 0.2 lbs
  • 9.8 cm H x 13.1 cm W x 3.9 cm D
  • 3.9" H x 5.25" W x 1.5" D

  • Copal wood
  • 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
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Louise

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12/22/2022

"christmas gift"

I saw this in Mexico and wanted to purchase one for a Christmas gift. Its everything like what I saw in Mexico. I love it and hope the person I will give it to will appreciate it too. I think they will. Quality of the figurine is very good. And the service was excellent. will definitely purchase other items here. Thank you very much. Feliz Navidad.

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Cat Stretch, Wood Alebrije Figurine Cat in Green from Mexico

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  • This was a gift for: Neice
  • Occasion: Christmas

Veronica

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09/10/2022

"I have it displayed in my living room."

This was a very cute item.

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Brenda

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06/22/2022

"Simply beautiful!"

Gorgeous colors, and beautifully intricate design, a little work of art. Thank you!

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Beau

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03/21/2024

"Yet ANOTHER Great Sculpture"

Now have a dozen in house or gifts sculpted by Jesus and Roxanne. Easily my favorite alebreje artists. Have all the coyotes and monkeys so a domestic dog is a great change!

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Mexican Hairless Dog in Red, Orange Copal Wood Mexican Hairless Dog Alebrije Figurine

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Kaori

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08/14/2023

"Wonderful"

It was a very delicate and wonderful work with detailed details.

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Coyote Delight, Handcrafted Copal Wood Coyote Alebrije Figurine

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Bert

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06/26/2023

"Love it!"

Great looking alebrije with beautiful colors!A++++++++++++++++++++++++

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Preserving Traditions

Preserving Traditions

Roxana has flourished by continuing to use traditional techniques in her alebrije art and continues to pass down her craft to her grandchildren, as her elders had passed down to her.

Enabling Education

Enabling Education

They financially support all four of their children through school so that they may have better opportunities in their future careers.

Job Creator

Job Creator

Roxana has been able to build her workshop over the years and now gives work to other artisans in her community.

Caring for Children

Caring for Children

Jesus and Roxana are both incredibly dedicated parents and financially support their four children together.

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Young Talent

This artist shows a lot of talent or potential and is in their late teens or twenties.

 
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