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Wood Alebrije Tortoise Sculpture in Blue from Mexico, "Blue Tortoise"

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By Mexican artisan Teresita Gonzalez, this charming alebrije tortoise offers... more

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By Mexican artisan Teresita Gonzalez, this charming alebrije tortoise offers guidance to those in the spirit world. The sculpture is carved of cedar wood, painted by hand with intricate designs to feature a blue color.

  • 0.75 kgs
  • 1.7 lbs
  • 9.3 cm H x 22 cm W x 13.1 cm D
  • 3.7" H x 8.75" W x 5.25" D

  • Cedar wood
  • Signed by the artist
  • Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
  • Made in Mexico.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in Mexicoicon info
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16

From Albuquerque, New Mexico

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05/03/2020

"Better than the picture"

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This substantial little turtle is more a fine example of alebrije without having the slightly menacing look of many of them. the detail is amazing, and the expression on its face is wonderful - both knowing and olayful. The colors fit well with current decor while retaining a folk art feel.

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Blue Tortoise, Wood Alebrije Tortoise Sculpture in Blue from Mexico

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05/05/2021

"Vivid colors!"

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I absolutely love this colorful rabbit. It is beautifully carved by the artist. I have it prominently displayed in our family room where it is admired. I would highly recommend this carving to others.

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04/23/2021

"Gorgeous addition to menagerie"

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I am so pe=leased with this Howl. Colors are beautiful

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03/17/2021

"This is a favorite cat figurine in our collection"

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The artistry is amazing! The piece is meticulously decorated with colors and shapes that engage us in admiration.

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01/13/2021

"Love these"

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Beautiful pieces.

Best Uses

  • Decor

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09/13/2020

"He loves his brother alebrije dragon in Blue."

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Fine example of folk art.

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Your Purchase Makes a Difference!

When Teresita was diagnosed with cancer shortly after she gave birth to her first child, doctors told her that her chances of survival were slim, but against all odds Teresita beat and eliminated the cancer that had grown in her. Although her medical treatments were essential to treating her cancer directly, Teresita attributes her recovery to laughter, positivity, and her ability to create art pieces every day. Each of the products that Teresita has made has uniquely given her a piece of strength to carry forward and live life to its absolute fullest. Teresita is known amongst her colleagues as a positive light and is a tremendous example of strength and virtue to all cancer survivors, mothers, and women worldwide.

An artist who creates from the heart, Teresita has turned a dangerous illness into a source of strength and positivity. After the birth of her first child, Teresita was diagnosed with cancer. "My medical treatments aided in my recovery, but I believe that laughter and her ability to make art have helped me to survive," she says. "I try to infuse each piece with my love of life, a positive attitude, and the appreciation I feel for the time I've been given." She is an inspiration to all cancer survivors, mothers, and women worldwide.

Teresita received local recognition and an honorable mention from the Friends of Oaxacan Folk Art Competition (FOFA)- an organization dedicated to promoting traditional handcrafts and folk art of the Mexican state of Oaxaca.

Teresita has continued to preserve her unique technique and pass down her alebrije traditions to the youth in her workshop and use culturally significant materials.

 
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