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

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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
  • 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
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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!

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  • 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!

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  • 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

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  • To admire

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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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