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

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

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04/18/2021

"Cute giraffe"

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The giraffe is cut looks exactly like the picture

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12/04/2019

"Great little piece"

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

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05/10/2021

"Unique"

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This prickly character is so clever. I bought one for a gift...then had to have one for myself. Thank you to the fun artist!

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05/06/2021

"Splendid!"

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This snail is so lovely in person. The colors are rich and alive!

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05/03/2021

"Whimsical and Handsome"

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Well done! This is a stunning piece of art. I love the painted patterns and spiraling tail. Love it, love it! It is awesome!

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05/03/2021

"Fantastic!"

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This delicate piece arrived lovingly packed and in perfect condition. The art is extraordinary. I love it. Thank you

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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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