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Wood Alebrije Giraffe Figurine in Grey from Mexico, "Pearly Giraffe"

Hand-painted with pearl motifs in tones of grey, a curious little giraffe brings... more

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Hand-painted with pearl motifs in tones of grey, a curious little giraffe brings the magnificence of Mexican folk art to your home. Zeny and Reyna hand-carve this alebrije figurine of copal wood, complete with a tail made of maguey fiber. 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.

  • 15 grams
  • 0.53 oz
  • 16.4 cm H x 8.2 cm W x 6.1 cm D
  • 6.5" H x 3.2" W x 2.4" D

  • Copal wood, maguey fiber
  • Signed by the artist
  • Some assembly required
  • 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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  • Premium Gift Wrap? Yes

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Marilyn

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03/06/2022

"Wood Alebrije figurine, “Pearly Giraffe”"

This long- legged, stunner, although compact, makes their presence known! What came as “Pearly Giraffe” is now “Raisin” in honor of the two incredible artisans: Reyna and Zeny.

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Distinctive eye-catching

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Colleen

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10/16/2021

"Quirky little guy!"

Feel in love when I first saw this. Great character.

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

Ida

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07/19/2021

"Wonderful WONDERFUL!"

I love the way the purchases are so carefully packed--the ears and the stalks packaged separately to avoid breaking. This little guy is a real gem and fits perfectly into an illustration of a story I wrote.

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Vicki

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06/02/2021

"Cute little fella!"

My granddaughter loved her thinking of you gift from her grandmother!

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Harriet

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04/18/2021

"Cute giraffe"

The giraffe is cut looks exactly like the picture

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Caroline

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12/04/2019

"Great little piece"

Well made happy giraffe painted beautifully. Sitting on my shelf making me smile each time I pass.

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Mike

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07/01/2022

"Brightens the room"

Beautiful carving !!!

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Stanley

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06/13/2022

"Very Cool Porcupine"

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"

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"

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"

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"

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

Your Purchase Makes a Difference!

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

This artist supports children under the age of 18.

 
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