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

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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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10/22/2020

"Stunning"

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The colors and details are perfect!

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01/26/2020

"exceptional"

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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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11/19/2018

"Beautiful!!!"

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Beautiful work, nice detail, and carving.

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04/06/2021

"A great addition to my collection"

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Absolutely stunning! Exquisite craftsmanship and attention to detail.

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Yellow Good Luck Cricket, Wood Alebrije Cricket Sculpture in Yellow from Mexico

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04/06/2021

"Beautiful!"

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Absolutely stunning! Exquisite craftsmanship and attention to detail.

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03/29/2021

"Vibrant fantastical cat!"

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Beautifully crafted little cat. Colors just as vibrant as on my screen, Wrapped very securely in sustainable packaging. Thank you so much!

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Your Purchase Makes a Difference!

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.

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

The Women's Empowerment badge is awarded to female artisans or artisan groups that are led by women.

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

Pablo won 2nd Place in the Carved Wood Contest in the Mexican state of Oaxaca.

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

Lucy financially supports their two children.

 
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