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Wood Alebrije Tree Frog Sculpture from Mexico, "Lithe Tree Frog"

Working in the folk art style of alebrije sculptures, Mexican duo Pablo and Lucy... more

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Working in the folk art style of alebrije sculptures, Mexican duo Pablo and Lucy Mendez create this striking addition to your home decor. Carved of copal wood and painted by hand with dot motifs in fiery tones of red, yellow, and orange, a lithe tree frog splays its limbs.

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.

  • 7 grams
  • 0.25 oz
  • 9.6 cm H x 20 cm W x 10.5 cm D
  • 3.8" H x 7.75" W x 4.1" D

  • Copal wood
  • 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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Molly

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08/15/2022

"Cute frog!"

Well crafted, suoer cute!

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Carol

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06/04/2022

"Very Cute"

The frog received is cute, artwork is good and it goes well with my collection

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S

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10/22/2020

"Stunning"

The colors and details are perfect!

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Suzanna

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01/26/2020

"exceptional"

Beautiful craftsmanship. I love it. It was a gift for my daughter and she is thrilled. Everyone on my gift lists may get an alebrije figure this year.

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Sallie

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11/19/2018

"Beautiful!!!"

Beautiful work, nice detail, and carving.

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Marija

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11/09/2022

"Birthday Gift"

I have not yet given this gift as it is a birthday gift to be given in the month of December. I can absolutely say that I purchase many of the gifts through NOVICA and each and every one is a treasure.

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Robin

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10/23/2022

"Fish out of water!"

This smiling fish is absolutely adorable. It is small, so keep that in mind. i just love looking at her (of course shes a female!) She has a companion, the Grey Fish (a man-fish), also from Novica. My husband is a Pisces, too, so it fits into my whimsical design. Beautiful!

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Glittering Fish, Hand-Painted Wood Alebrije Fish Figurine from Mexico

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

Molly

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08/15/2022

"Great item!"

This was supposed to be for Christmas decorations with my other deer. But it is on display all year instead.

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Ana

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08/07/2022

"Wood alebrije figurine, mystical cayote"

This is a beautifully painted wood figurine. The colors are vibrant and I love the capture of the figurine howling. Thank you ????

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Gregg

From Modesto, California USA

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07/11/2022

"Amazing detail and vibrant colors"

This was a gift for a family member that adores butterflies, and she was thrilled. Beautiful coloring, easy to assemble, and stunning to look at. Thank you for making such wonderful art pieces!

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  • This was a gift for: Daughter
  • Occasion: 'just because'

Carol

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07/01/2022

"Colors are Vibrant"

Am glad I ordered the blue cricket for my collection. The colors are so beautiful it make it “stand out” among all. Thank you Pablo & Lucy.

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  • Display in my collection

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Pablo’s profits from the alebrij sculptures he creates for NOVICA allow him to create and financially support a healthy life for his wife and two children.

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Job Creator

This artist positively impacts their community through job creation and provides jobs for 2 or more people.

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Lucy's income allows her to provide a necessary basic education to their children in their home.

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This artist has dramatically improved their livelihood by working with NOVICA.

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Lucy financially supports their two children.

 
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