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Wood Alebrije Fox Figurine in Black from Mexico, "Black Fox"

Carved of copal wood, a watchful fox is depicted in this charming alebrije... more

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Carved of copal wood, a watchful fox is depicted in this charming alebrije figurine. Mexican duo Zeny and Reyna design this figurine, which is hand-painted with metallic motifs over its stark black body. Small parts are separated for shipping to protect from breakage.

The alebrije tradition started with Mexico City papier mache artisan Pedro Linares (1906-1992). When he was 30, he fell into a coma due to serious illness. While he was unconscious, he dreamed he was caught between the land of the living and the dead; the place looked like a forest and was populated with creatures with body parts belonging to different animals. The beings repeatedly uttered the word alebrije. Upon recovering, Linares recreated these figures in bright colors using papier mache techniques and called them alebrijes. His work became famous and was one of the main influences of artisans in the state of Oaxaca who began crafting alebrijes of their own using traditional wood carving methods.

  • 88 grams
  • 0.2 lbs
  • 14 cm L x 13.5 cm W x 6.2 cm H
  • 5.5" L x 5.3" W x 2.4" H

  • Copal wood
  • Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
  • Warning: Choking Hazard. Small parts -- not for children under 3 years.
  • Signed by the artist
  • Made in Mexico.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in Mexicoicon info
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  • Premium Gift Wrap? Yes

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Stanley

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06/13/2022

"Very Cool Porcupine"

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I like this little guy, nice bright colors! Hope to get a few more, start a collection :-)

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Carol

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06/09/2022

"Rainbow Iguana"

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Much bigger than I thought & fits well in my collection. Hope to order more from Zeny & Reyna.

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Carol

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06/09/2022

"Green Porcupine"

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Love it & will order more items from this artist. ??

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Carol

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06/09/2022

"Rainbow Snail is Beautiful"

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Glad I ordered the rainbow snail - good artwork & is beautiful.

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Rainbow Snail, Multicolored Wood Snail Alebrije Figurine from Mexico

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Beth

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05/20/2022

"Vivid and fun"

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I ordered this as a gift for my Mom, and she loves it! The colors are stunning and the cats expression is adorable. I will certainly buy from these artisans again! Their work is gorgeous.

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Gift Occasion:
  • This was a gift for: Mother
  • Occasion: birthday

Lynn

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05/15/2022

"A delightful addition!"

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This hummingbird sculpture is so well done- beautifully carved and painted. I love the interpretation of flight. It is unique and this little guy adds much joy and whimsy to my space!

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Preserving Traditions

Preserving Traditions

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

Microcredit Financing

Microcredit Financing

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.

Caring for Children

Caring for Children

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