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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... 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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  • Free Gift Wrap? Yes
  • Premium Gift Wrap? Yes

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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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Cat Stretch, Wood Alebrije Figurine Cat in Green from Mexico

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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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Cat Stretch, Wood Alebrije Figurine Cat in Green from Mexico

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Sherry

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09/12/2022

"Stunning piece, I hung mine on the wall"

Quality is excellent, Im very happy with my purchase.

Best Uses

  • holiday tree, wall art

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Winged Heart, Mexican Handcarved Heart with Wings Hanging Wood Wall Decor

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Marlene

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08/24/2022

"Whimsical pup!"

Unique, one-of-a-kind sculpture that will make you smile! Vibrant colors. Impeccable design. Thank you, Jesus and Roxana Hernandez, for your artsy creation! Love my Playful Pup!

Purchased Item:

Playful Pup, Handmade Dog Alebrije Figurine

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Lara

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08/16/2022

"Perfect Team gift"

I purchased these owls as a year end thank you for my team of operations support staff. They were adorable and unique, while reminding them to be wise in their dealings with their respective local teams.

Purchased Item:

Sweet Owls, Painted Wood Alebrije Owl Ornaments (Set of 5) from Mexico

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Gift Occasion:
  • This was a gift for: Work Colleague
  • Occasion: Christmas

Molly

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08/15/2022

"Bright colors, cute dog!"

Love this lil guy! Reminds me off my sweet dog.

Purchased Item:

Mexican Hairless Dog in Jade, Blue Copal Wood Mexican Hairless Dog Alebrije from Mexico

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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.

Young Talent

Young Talent

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

 
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