Alebrije Sculpture(146 items)
Welcome to the Alebrije Sculpture Collection at NOVICA.
Featured Reviews on Alebrije Sculpture
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!
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.
This delicate piece arrived lovingly packed and in perfect condition. The art is extraordinary. I love it. Thank you
Zeny and Reyna Handcrafted alebrije sculptures
"When she told us this we felt a great sense of satisfaction, we had no idea how much we could help someone – a child – through our art."
Popular Alebrije Sculpture
Handmade Quetzal Wood Alebrije Sculpture, "Psychedelic Quetzal"
Colorful though they may be, real quetzals have nothing on this wonderful sculpture from Mexico's Teresita Gonzalez. The artisan paints the copal wood bird meticulously by hand in a rainbow of colors. Small parts are separated for shipping to protect from breakage.
The folk art tradition of alebrijes dates back to the 1930's in Mexico City. A man named Pedro Linares was taken ill, and in his fevered dreams he saw a strange land populated with curious creatures--a donkey with wings, a rooster with bull's horns, and a lion with the head of a dog. The beasts all ran at him, shouting "alebrije! alebrije!". Upon his recovery, Linares began recreating the fantastical creatures he had seen in his dream. The art form gained popularity, and alebrijes are now made of wood as well as papier mache.
Copal Wood Dragon Alebrije Sculpture in Red and Orange, "Mexican Dragon in Red"
A fire-breathing dragon in colors of orange and red spreads its wings in this Mexican sculpture, making a charming addition to any home. Mexican couple Zeny and Reyna celebrate the artistic traditions of their country, crafting the dragon from copal wood and maguey plant fibers in the style of sculptures, adding beautiful hand-painted motifs. Small parts are separated for shipping to protect from breakage.
Wood Alebrije Figurine Cat in Green from Mexico, "Cat Stretch"
Stretching out its body, this cute cat adds a touch of Mexican folk art to any space. Jesus and Roxana Hernandez hand-carve the little from copal wood. It features intricate hand-painted designs in tones of green and blue. 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.
Artisan Crafted Blue Wood Frog Figurine Sculpture, "Blue Dancing Frog"
This dancing frog, all in blue, captivates with the vibrancy of Mexican artistry. Zeny and Reyna transform a branch of the copal tree into the whimsical creature and paint it by hand in the style of Oaxaca's sculptures.